Biofuel Programs and Public Policy Manager
Jacqueline Muhammad joined the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) in June 2020 as the Biofuels Programs and Public Policy Manager. Jacqueline is responsible for directing and facilitating policy development and represents corn growers and their policy positions at both the state and federal levels.
Prior to joining ICGA, Jacqueline worked in both chambers of the United States Congress. For nearly three years she served as a Legislative Aide handling agriculture and animal welfare issues for former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. In 2018, Jacqueline joined now U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood’s campaign as a Regional Field Director, helping the Congresswoman become the youngest African-American woman elected to Congress. Then as the District Outreach Director for the Congresswoman, Jacqueline was the chief strategist and implementor of policy focused public engagement.
Jacqueline is from Chicago, IL. and as a child she spent her summers in Pine Hill, Ala. with her grandparents going to their farm and learning about food. Her grandparents serve as her inspiration for her work in agriculture.
Jacqueline has a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. She also holds a Master of Arts in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield. Jacqueline is also an alumna of The Campaign School at Yale University.