Jessica Walker
Florida Department of Children and Families, Training Coordinator

Jessica Walker is the Title IV-E Training Grant Coordinator for the Florida Department of Children and Families. She is responsible for grant management, policy compliance, revenue management audits, and providing statewide training and technical assistance to Child Welfare Agencies that claim Title IV-E Training funding. Jessica’s work in government began during her undergraduate studies where she served as an intern at the Florida Capitol with former Florida House of Representative Cynthia A. Stafford of District 109.

Aside from Jessica’s work in government, she serves an Independent Educational Consultant. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, and guide high school seniors through their collegiate mapping process. Jessica volunteers as a writing coach with Peer Forward, formerly College Summit, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income youth by connecting them with college and career options. In this role, Jessica is responsible for ensuring high school students develop a high-quality personal statement using the Peer Forward method.

When Jessica is not at work, she seeks opportunities to be a servant leader in her community.  Jessica has a long history of service and community engagement including the role of logistic chairperson for the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer (Tallahassee, FL) and serving as an Organizing Fellow for political campaigns and elections at the federal, state, and local levels. Jessica’s passion for environmental justice led her to join Citizens for a Sustainable Future (CSF), where the mission is to facilitate and promote sustainable living in African American communities by using research-driven solutions to pursue environmental justice for current and future generations. Jessica serves as the recording secretary for CSF.
Originally from Pensacola, Florida Jessica grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Jessica is a graduate of Florida Agriculture and Mechanical University (FAMU) where she earned both a Bachelor of Science in Political Science (concentration Pre-Law) and a Master of Public Administration. She attributes her success, thus far, to hard work, goal setting, family and the professional development she garnered while attending FAMU.