Jesse Tedrick joined the Public Health Institute in 2014 as a Youth Coordinator with Cultiva La Salud, a program dedicated to creating healthier communities by working with community residents to foster changes in policies and healthy eating and active living environments. There he coordinated youth projects in Fresno County that allowed youth to research health and physical activity access in their communities to create a health policy, systems, or environmental change. He joined the Center for Wellness and Nutrition in 2016 as a Program Associate to continue his passion to support Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR) projects as well as new approaches and innovations.

Jesse obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Stanislaus in 2012. He currently is certified as a Recreation and Leadership Specialist through the National Association for Physical Activity and was previously certified as a personal trainer thru the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Jesse was also named Youth Leadership Institute’s “2015 Partner of the Year” for his outstanding ability to collaborate with other youth and community-serving organizations.