Resource and Engagement Coordinator, Connecticut Foodshare
Jackie Riberdy is the Community Coalition Builder at Connecticut Foodshare. In her role she attends anti-hunger coalition meetings to learn about needs and new resources, shares updates on Connecticut Foodshare programs, creates connections and provides information on wrap-around resources that address issues intersecting with food insecurity. She also creates, edits, and publishes a community resource newsletter with information about the latest benefits for community stakeholders.
Prior to this position, Jackie was the Civic Engagement, Leadership Development, and Reseach Intern at Everyday Democracy in Hartford. Her responsibilities helped to prepare her for her current role by enhancing her community engagement and equity skills.
Jackie graduated from UConn in 2021 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She enrolled in the Fast-Track program her sophomore year and earned her Master of Public Policy and Certificate of Leadership and Public Management in 2022.
Jackie regularly employs SPP skills in her role, including stakeholder management, project management, and evaluation. Communication is also imperative to her success; the importance of this skill was explored from a variety of angles throughout the MPP program.
In her spare time Jackie enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, cooking, learning new crafts, and spending time with friends and her partner.