Jennifer Hidalgo is a community leader who has made a career out of listening and collaboration. She is currently a district representative for State Senator Anna Caballero.
As a first-generation Mexican American, Jennifer moved to Modesto with her family over twenty years ago. She fell in love with this community and chose to remain here after completing her education.
She entered the non-profit sector while attending college and has been working with our community ever since. In her professional career, Jennifer has had the privilege of learning about families and individuals who are normally left out of the conversation. Her resume is “eclectic,” but it has a theme throughout: community and collaboration.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She enjoys drawing, reading, dancing and spending time with her husband and children.
Why did you choose to be a LSC Community Advisory Committee member?
I think what LSC does for our community is amazing. The Mission, Vision and Values truly resonate with me and I wanted to be a part of it.
What do you love most about LSC?
The willingness to collaborate and the values that drive the organization.
What do you love most about living in Stanislaus County?
I love that there are so many organizations and individuals who truly care about our community. There are good people here doing good work and I love helping make our community better for our children and families.
In what ways do you participate in the community?
I’m the Vice-chair for Central Valley Opportunity Center, a board member for the newly formed Community Development Corporation Stanislaus Equity Partners, I’m a mentor to a wonderful elementary school student through Sierra Vista, and I’m a Zumba instructor at a local gym. In the past I have been part of the High Tea of Hope committee and Board Member for the Central Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.