(From left to right: Jessica as a youth leader at Sunset Church, Jessica's family's first home in the Sunset, the Ho family's second home where her mother grew up, Jessica in the SF Marathon)
Jessica Ho currently serves as Legislative Aide to Supervisor Katy Tang, representing District 4, and her work focuses on improving public safety, enhancing neighborhood merchant vitality, and advocating for better transportation and pedestrian safety.
Before joining Supervisor Tang’s office, she worked as the Senior Health Advisor to Los Angeles County Board Supervisor Janice Hahn, where she launched the first mobile stroke unit on the West Coast, supported services and programs to improve air quality issues and prevent Hepatitis A outbreaks, and worked to identify new policies to tackle the city’s homelessness crisis.
After earning her bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, Jessica moved to the Sunset District, the neighborhood her grandmother immigrated to in 1980. While there, Jessica attended the University of California, San Francisco and completed a year-long program to become a Registered Dietitian. Through her experiences working with patients, she discovered that she wanted to pursue a career in public service, and so she went on to earn her Master of Science in Public Health in Health Policy from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health while interning with former District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu.
Shortly thereafter she was accepted into the Capital Fellows Program in Sacramento and worked for the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), an agency that contracts with non-profit organizations throughout the State and provides funds for adoptions, foster care, aid to the disabled, family crisis counseling, child welfare, and many others. Through this work she provided recommendations to the Governor’s Office on State legislation related to residential care facilities for the elderly, child day care centers, and other CDSS-regulated facilities.
Throughout her career, Jessica has been passionate about caring for patients and constituents. Jessica’s three main priorities include creating housing that is affordable, as too many families and working people are being pushed out of San Francisco; creating safe and clean streets that residents and merchants feel proud to be part of; and reducing homelessness and addressing mental illness, while providing housing and a path to stability to our homeless neighbors. Her work has and will continue to focus on caring for those in need and improving the quality of life for residents of District 4.