Jessica Porten

Jessica Porten, mother of two, is currently working toward her goal of obtaining an MPH/MSW. She is the chair of the Sacramento Maternal Mental Health Collaborative, a grassroots collaborative that aims to improve health outcomes and eliminate disparities by applying the tenets of public health through racial, social, and reproductive justice lenses. She was inspired to enter this work after experiencing a postpartum mental health condition and trauma while seeking care.