Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program
Jessie Zimmerer, Segal Fellow

Jessie Zimmerer

2011 Brandeis MPP Segal Fellow

Jessie Zimmerer earned a joint MPP and MA in women’s and gender studies from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in 2012. Before finding her home in Boston, she worked as a victim advocate at a domestic violence and sexual assault crisis center in La Grande, Ore., where she also served as an elected City Councilor. Jessie’s commitment to advancing women's political and economic interests includes working professionally to address violence against women, homelessness, poverty among women and children, volunteer work with at-risk teens, and academic research on feminist mentorship in academia and women’s organizations. She has worked in various positions for elected women leaders and currently serves as a State Advocacy Manager at Community Catalyst.