Jessica Buendia

Jessica has fourteen years of experience in the foundation, government, and nonprofit sectors advancing progressive public policy and social impact programs.

Currently, Jessie is the Deputy Director of the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC). Prior to joining SGC, Jessie was the Community Benefits and Social Responsibility Manager at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission. Jessie has a Master’s degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University, an Advanced Project Management Certificate from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree from Macalester College. She is also a certified life coach with a focus on building transformational leadership within the social justice sector