Hello, meet Jacqueline Baez

Graduating from Triton College
Earning a degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice 
Jacqueline Baez proud Puerto Rican
Proud of her Puerto Rican roots
Baez's Family

In addition to being a community activist, Jacqueline is a mother, a wife, and an entrepreneur. She earned a Criminal Justice Associate of Applied Science degree and a Human Science Associate of Arts degree. She began her career in the non-profit sector in 1999, then moved on to the government sector, and now she is the happy owner of a small business.

In February of this year, she was appointed to represent the Cook County 8th District Women's Issues Commission. Jacqueline comes from a long legacy of public service and educational participation in her family. Her father is an entrepreneur, a retired cop, and a former army veteran. Her mother is a former public school teacher in Puerto Rico and a political activist.


She enjoys doing volunteer work in communities where voluntarism is so much needed. In the past, she has coached basketball for the Chicago Park District Little Leagues, she served as Vice-President and President of the Parent-Teacher League at West Belden School. She also served as President of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council in Humboldt Park, and as an Ambassador for the 25th District Chicago Police Department Neighborhood Policing Initiative Program (NPI).

She recognizes the value of volunteerism, community service, and political participation. The importance of investing in our schools, prioritizing public safety, ensuring affordable housing for low- and middle-income families, and encouraging local economic growth.

She knows what it takes to deliver answers, negotiate complicated government entities, and get things done thanks to her non-profit, government, and business experience.

Jacqueline's objective is to be a role model for all young women and men facing difficulties in life. Young people have the power to change the world for the better. Her passion for working with children and young people stems from her belief that investing in future generations is critical.

Birthday celebration with her family
  • Jacqueline is a New Jersey native. After her father was station at Fort Hood base her family moved to Killeen, Texas where she attended school until the second grade.


  • Jacqueline's entire family relocated to Puerto Rico after her father left the Army to join the Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT).


  • She is a staunch traditionalist who enjoys passing down some of her grandparents' traditions to her children.

  • Alderman Berrios of Caguas, PR honored her as Class President of the Year.

  • For six years, she volunteered as a basketball coach for the Chicago Park District.​

  • Jacqueline's father instilled in her a passion for automobile racing.

  • At CICS West Belden School, she was President and Vice-President of the Parent-Teacher League.

  • Her granddad was a WWII veteran.

  • Fostering cats and dogs has become a joy for Jacqueline, who is an animal lover.

  • Since 1999 she enjoys taking part in and volunteering for causes that benefit the community.

  • Jacqueline is extremely dedicated; her hard work, focus, and willingness to fail and try again are what keep her going. She's not afraid of challenges!

  • She served as the President of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council.

  • Her middle child also served in the Army.