Government Relations Manager
Jessica Pinckney is the government relations manager for YWCA USA, where she serves as the primary contact to federal legislators and their staff working to impact policy and legislation related to racial justice and civil rights, women’s empowerment and economic advancement, and women’s health and safety.Jessica most recently served as the legislative analyst at the University of California (UC) Office of Federal Governmental Relations, representing one of the most recognized and renowned public institutions of higher education in the country. In this role, Jessica was responsible for analyzing, monitoring, and advocating on federal legislative regulatory and policy issues impacting the UC system, it’s students, faculty and staff, in the areas of education and healthcare policy.In her spare time, Jessica currently serves on the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington.Jessica holds a M.A. in Government with a concentration in Political Communications from John’s Hopkins University and a B.A. in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Service from the University of California, Santa Barbara.