Jackie Thu-Huong Wong believes we can end deep child poverty within our lifetimes. Prior to joining GRACE in 2018, she served as the Government Relations Director for the National Center for Youth Law, Principal Policy Consultant to the California Senate President, and Statewide Director for the Foster Youth Service at the California Department of Education. She has close to three decades of experience inside and outside of government advocating for educational and economic equity and racial justice for children, youth, and families. Wong also serves as the President of the Washington Unified School Board in West Sacramento. As a trained social worker, she holds a B.A. in Social Welfare and Psychology from UC Berkeley, and a Master’s of Social Work from California State University, Sacramento. Wong‘s approach to advocacy is rooted in community and fueled by her lifelong commitment to equity and justice, having been raised as a refugee child in Stockton, California.