Jacqueline Cortez

Jacqueline Cortez

Friend

Jackie hails from Southern California. She spent the first half of her childhood in Los Angeles, and the other half in Huntington Beach. She received a BA in political science at California State University—Long Beach.

She appreciates the work that Friends of the Children—Portland does to help empower youth. It brings dignity to the work that Friends and youth are doing for themselves and in their communities. Jackie loves that the organization focuses on the emotional and social wellbeing of youth. Outside of work, she enjoys camping and hiking with friends and her dog, Finn. She also loves gathering around a big table of food with all the people that she loves!