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Director

Jacqueline Muhammad

JMuhammad@TorreyDC.com

Bio

As a Director of Government Affairs for Torrey Advisory Group Jacqueline Muhammad provides analysis and advisement on a variety of agriculture and food policy issues. Prior to joining the firm Jacqueline served as the Biofuels and Public Policy Program Manager for Illinois Corn Growers Association.

Jacqueline joins the firm with nearly a decade of experience specializing in agriculture and food policy, capacity building, and campaign management. Jacqueline has held roles in both chambers of Congress starting in 2014 as a legislative aide for former U.S. Senator Mark Kirk. As a member of the policy team, she supported efforts to fund and pass legislation regarding antibiotic use in feed animals, biofuels, conservation, global food security, trade, and research and development. In 2018, Jacqueline served as a Regional Field Director on Rep. Lauren Underwood’s first congressional campaign and helped secure a historic win for the congresswoman as she is the youngest African American woman to serve in congress. She also served as the representative’s Outreach Director for her district office. Jacqueline also served on the government relations team at the Union of Concerned Scientists where she provided analysis of the 2018 Farm Bill, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and advocated for small and disenfranchised farmers.

Jacqueline is from Chicago, Illinois. She has 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. Jacqueline is an alumna of The Campaign School at Yale University.

Past Roles

Biofuels and Public Policy Program Manager, Illinois Corn Growers Association
Outreach Director, U.S. House Representative Lauren Underwood

Selected Expertise