Jacqueline Wong-Hernandez, Chief Deputy Director, Policy

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Portrait of Jacqueline Wong-Hernandez, Program Budget Manager

Jacqueline Wong-Hernandez serves as Chief Deputy Director, Policy at the Department of Finance. In this capacity, Ms. Wong-Hernandez represents the Department of Finance on more than 100 boards and commissions.

Ms. Wong-Hernandez was most recently the Director of Legislation for the California Department of Finance. In this capacity, she advised the Director and the Governor's Office in the planning, implementation, administration and evaluation of fiscal and legislative issues affecting the budgetary process and the state's fiscal condition.

She was also a principal consultant to the Senate Appropriations Committee, working on K-12 and higher education issues. From 2008 to 2010, she worked on public safety, judiciary, and human services issues. Ms. Wong-Hernandez was a 2007-08 Senate Fellow in the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Prior to working in the Legislature, she worked in non-profit organizations focused on improving public education.

Ms. Wong-Hernandez earned a Bachelor’s degree in Politics from Pomona College.