Jessica Shahin, Associate Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Jessica Shahin, Associate Administrator, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Jessica Shahin is the Associate Administrator for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts.
Shahin has over 20 years of experience with SNAP at the State and Federal levels. She served on the original Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer Team as Director of Information Management for the Department of Human Services, was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for client self-support programs, and was later named Director of Interagency Policy for the agency's Office of Government Relations. In this capacity, she developed an expertise for effective integration of various human service programs in both the policy and management arenas.
Beginning in January 2004, Shahin served as Acting Associate Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator for the Food Stamp Program/SNAP. She became Associate Administrator for SNAP in January 2009.
Shahin received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and taught public policy for several years as an adjunct professor at the school.
Jessica Shahin is the Associate Administrator for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Washington, D.C. FNS provides children and needy families with better access to food and a more healthful diet through its 15 nutrition assistance programs and nutrition education efforts.
Shahin has over 20 years of experience with SNAP at the State and Federal levels. She served on the original Texas Electronic Benefit Transfer Team as Director of Information Management for the Department of Human Services, was Executive Assistant to the Deputy Commissioner for client self-support programs, and was later named Director of Interagency Policy for the agency's Office of Government Relations. In this capacity, she developed an expertise for effective integration of various human service programs in both the policy and management arenas.
Beginning in January 2004, Shahin served as Acting Associate Administrator and Deputy Associate Administrator for the Food Stamp Program/SNAP. She became Associate Administrator for SNAP in January 2009.
Shahin received her Master's in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and taught public policy for several years as an adjunct professor at the school.