Jessica Palys is the Federal Issues Organizer at Citizen Action/Illinois, having joined the organization in March of 2008. She got her start in politics working on electoral campaigns in swing districts in Northern Illinois. After that, Palys pioneered a statewide faith-based initiative for health care reform at the Illinois Campaign for Better Health Care. Palys serves on the Church in Society Committee of the Chicago Metro Association of the United Church of Christ. She has a BS in Public Affairs from Indiana University.