Jess Blackshaw

Jess Blackshaw is the Executive Director of YCore, a Bay Area nonprofit that teaches and trains young professionals to be committed partners and advocates working towards community-based change. YCore’s flagship program is a 5-month volunteer fellowship that partners young professionals with local nonprofits to work on capacity-building projects. Prior to YCore, Jess designed experiential programming and content for emerging social impact leaders at Net Impact. She holds an MA in Iberian and Latin American Cultures and a BA in Philosophy and Literature from Stanford. When she’s not thinking about the ethics of citizenship, service, and social justice, you can find her running the San Francisco hills, singing in public, or buying excessive amounts of seasonal fruit.

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