A nurse, mother, and community activist, Jennifer Esteen knows firsthand the struggles that our community faces, and how our elected leaders in Sacramento do not make those struggles a priority.
Raised by a teacher and a nurse who had to work two jobs to make ends meet, Jennifer learned the value of hard work at a young age. In 2007, during the economic collapse of the real estate market, Jennifer found herself as an unemployed realtor and single mother facing foreclosure. Losing her home meant that homelessness could be imminent. She filed bankruptcy, fought past her darkest days, and dug deep to put herself through nursing school and become a psychiatric nurse in the San Francisco General Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room.