Brighter Bites, Houston
Jessica Schauman is a program coordinator in Houston, Texas, where she organizes activities of the
Brighter Bites program, including program implementation and evaluation, community relations,
volunteer recruitment and engagement, and site operations. Additionally, she serves on the Houston
CATCH team, concentrating on the implementation and expansion of Brighter Bites’ child-focused
nutrition education and CATCH initiatives. Jessica most recently led the creation of an organization-wide
orientation strategy that prepares Brighter Bites partner schools to reach their nutrition education goals,
while also contributing to the development of lesson data tracking and accountability methods.
Jessica received her undergraduate degree in sociology at Texas State University. While pursuing her degree, she further developed her interest in the social effects of economic segregation and the influence of nutrition
education on children’s health. Her background affords her a unique perspective on public health issues,
and she values the opportunity to make an impact through her work with Brighter Bites.
Jessica has been a part of the Brighter Bites team since moving to Houston in August of 2015. In her free
time, she and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants, camping, and spending time at home with their
two boys, three dogs, and one very resilient fish.