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Jenna Shankman

Policy specialist

Jenna Shankman joined the FCA team in 2022 as a Policy Specialist after moving to the Bay Area from Santa Cruz. Jenna started her career with a focus on aging at AARP New York and DOROT, and prior to joining FCA, worked on policy and coalition building for substance use disorder prevention and treatment. As Policy Specialist, Jenna enjoys making an impact in health care access, system change, and community wellbeing through caregiver supports.

Jenna holds a master’s in social work from Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, in Community Organizing, Planning, and Development, with a Policy Track Certificate. Jenna grew up in Northwest Washington, and outside of work enjoys hiking with her partner and puppy, cooking new recipes, checking out large volumes of books from the Oakland Library, creative writing, painting, and collage.