Jaqueline Hess

Board Vice Chair

Jaqueline Hess

Guest Relations Associate
San Diego Humane Society

Board Member since 2020

Jaqueline serves as a Guest Relations Associate for the San Diego Humane Society working to create a more humane world by inspiring compassion, providing hope, and advancing the welfare of animals and people. She has a background in hunger and poverty relief and is dedicated to serving her community. She is currently attending Penn State University’s World Campus for her Master’s in Public Administration with a focus on nonprofit and public policy and expected to graduate in 2024. 

In search of a new opportunity to give back and get more involved, Jaqueline joined the Board of HandsOn San Diego in January 2020. As a military spouse, volunteering has always been a great way to meet new people and learn about the needs of the community. After moving to San Diego from New York in 2008, Jaqueline began volunteering at Feeding San Diego. During this time, she witnessed the impact she could have on both individuals and the community by donating her time. While attending college, she also volunteered with the San Diego Food Bank, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), and People Assisting The Homeless (PATH). After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, she served one year of national service as an AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) with Hunger Free America. This experience reaffirmed her passion and commitment to volunteering, public service, and social justice.

Jaqueline currently resides in North Park and is committed to making a difference in her community by continuing to work on issues related to hunger, housing, and animal welfare. When she is not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with her adopted dog, Milly, trying new recipes, and swapping postcards internationally.