Jacqueline Muhammad  


Jacqueline Muhammad has over a decade of expertise in legislative processes, campaign management, government relations, and capacity building. Her track record of success includes fostering vital relationships and spearheading impactful legislative initiatives.

Ms. Muhammad has played a pivotal role in shaping key legislative agendas, collaborating closely with the agriculture and appropriations committees in both the U.S. House and Senate. Prior to her tenure at GGA, she served as Director of Government Relations at Torrey Advisory Group, advising clients on a variety of food and agriculture issues, including farm bill policy, sustainability, nutrition, and trade.

Her Capitol Hill experience spans both chambers of Congress, where she served as a legislative aide for former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk and later as Regional Field Director for Rep. Lauren Underwood's historic congressional campaign. Notably, her efforts contributed to Rep. Underwood's groundbreaking election as the youngest Black woman in Congress. Ms. Muhammad continued her impactful contributions as Outreach Director for Rep. Underwood's district office.

Ms. Muhammad's commitment to advocacy extends beyond Capitol Hill, with roles at the Union of Concerned Scientists focusing on critical issues surrounding the Farm Bill and Dietary Guidelines, and as Biofuels and Public Policy Program Manager for the Illinois Corn Growers Association.

Ms. Muhammad holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Systems from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and a Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She is also an alumna of The Campaign School at Yale University.

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