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Jeanette Acosta

Jeanette currently wears a few hats (or beanies). She is a cervical cancer fighter, Pasadena chapter leader of the National Cervical Cancer Coalition and judicial law clerk. Prior to cervical cancer picking a fight with her, Jeanette dedicated her time to serving and advocating for the rights of students, immigrants and women. She previously worked at the United Farm Workers Foundation, President Barack Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign in Iowa, the White House Domestic Policy Council, and the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas as a Fulbright Scholar. Jeanette’s career in public service started as an AmeriCorps VISTA-César Chávez Fellow where she founded the Sí, Se Puede! Learning Center in Hollister, California. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, University of California Hastings College of the Law, and the University of Southern California.

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