Jessica Tovar

Jessica helps manage day to day operations for the Moving Forward Network located at UEPI. The Network links community-based organizations, scientists, environmental, health, research, legal, media, and coalition advocates, and builds the individual and collective capacity of network participants to ensure that issues of health, environment, community, and labor are central to the transportation and goods movement planning and policy process. The Network does this by facilitating information sharing, sharing advocacy tools, funding research on emerging issues, providing technical, legal, and media support, peer to peer training, and facilitating regional and national workshops to unite network participants and attract new allies. Prior to her position at Occidental College, Jessica was Project Manager for the Long Beach Alliance for Children with Asthma (LBACA), where they work on improving children’s asthma through a socio-ecological model that includes direct in-ome services, community/school/clinic trainings, community engagement and environmental health policy work. Jessica holds her B.A. in Sociology and Political Science from the UC, Irvine and her Master’s in Social Work from UCLA.


Phone Number: 
(323) 259-1407