Amanda Schultz-Brochu, Senior Director of CalFresh & Advocacy, San Diego Hunger Coalition

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Amanda Schultz Brochu, MPH, leads the San Diego Hunger Coalition’s efforts to improve access to and utilization of the CalFresh program by San Diego County residents. With a background in public health and capacity building, Amanda develops innovative partnerships to connect with San Diego’s most hard to reach food insecure populations. In her work as Sr. Director of CalFresh and Advocacy for the San Diego Hunger Coalition, Amanda Schultz Brochu leads the coalition’s efforts to improve access to and utilization of federal nutrition assistance programs through systems and policy change.  Amanda provides leadership to two county-wide tables: the CalFresh Task Force, focused on collaborative and innovative strategies to increase CalFresh utilization, and the Hunger Advocacy Network, a multi-sectoral collective of more than 20 organizations across San Diego County committed to ending hunger through state and federal policy and has received statewide recognition for her leadership in CalFresh. Before joining the Hunger Coalition, Amanda was a University of Wisconsin Population Health Sciences Institute Fellow and worked internationally, engaging rural communities in environmental conservation, leadership development, and micro-enterprise.