Jessica Allen

Program Associate

Jessica joined the foundation in summer 2019 as a Program Associate. She serves as the assistant to the Vice President of Programs and supports the work of the department’s Environment and Workforce Development initiatives. As a Southeast Louisiana native, Jessica earned her BA in Political Science from Nicholls State University and her MA in Urban and Regional Planning for the University of New Orleans. Prior to this role, Jessica lived in the Pacific Northwest where she worked in state-level politics, advocating for policy changes in the areas of health and human services in the state of Oregon.