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GLIDE Promotes Francesca Delgado-Jones as Senior Director of Public Affairs and Strategic Communications

Francesca now serves as GLIDE’s Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications. In 2021, she joined GLIDE in the Executive Office as board liaison and managed special, cross-departmental projects lead.

Currently, Francesca leads efforts to advance and lift GLIDE’s voice and mission by advancing key strategic organizational priorities for GLIDE and strengthening relationships with elected officials, members of the media, and community leaders. 

Prior to GLIDE, Francesca was an education systems project manager at WestEd, a nationwide education non-profit, where she ensured consistent alignment of team projects, designed and conducted research projects, facilitated community engagement sessions, and contributed to strategic planning processes. 

In 2015, Francesca received her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley. During this time she worked with the local HOPE SF initiative and interned for the Obama Administration’s anti-poverty Promise Zones initiative at the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development.

Prior to graduate school, Francesca was a Probation Officer supervising high-risk, adult offenders in Seattle, WA. When Francesca is not at GLIDE, she is keeping her two young children busy with her husband and two dogs.