Jennifer Hernandez, Deputy Director, CDSS Family Engagement and Empowerment Division Jennifer serves as the Deputy Director of the Family Engagement and Empowerment Division, which includes CalWORKs, CalFresh, and the Housing & Homelessness programs which provide a safety net for many vulnerable Californians. Prior to joining the CDSS, Jennifer served as the Associate Secretary for Farmworker and Immigrant Services at the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. Before her roles in State Service, Jennifer worked for the National AFL-CIO where she served as the Western Region Director. She has extensive background in the non-profit and advocacy community working with farmworker and immigrant communities. Jennifer holds a Bachelor in International Politics & Law from Georgetown University and a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University.