Jessica Hitzman

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Master of Public Policy



Jessica is a first-year graduate student born and raised in the Albuquerque metro area. In 2019 she received her undergraduate degree in Sociology with a minor in Peace and Justice Studies from the University of New Mexico.
During her studies she worked as a grant writer for the Rio Grande Food Project where she developed an interest in policy and evaluation. Her experience in social inequality studies and working with non-profit organizations informed her decision to join the Masters in Public Policy program. She hopes to expand her knowledge and experience with evaluation, policy analysis, and community outreach during the program and is excited to put her skills to use by serving the greater Albuquerque community as a policy professional.