Pascale Jean grew up in the beautiful island of Haiti and in sunny hot culture-enriched Miami, Florida, in a multilingual home with immigrant parents who installed the importance of faith, education and family. She obtained all her degrees from Florida International University. While completing her bachelor in dietetics and nutrition, she gravitated toward community nutrition which led her to pursue a master’s degree in public health with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. After completing her masters, Pascale pursued her goal to become a registered dietitian. While working as a registered dietitian at the local county health department, she was fueled with the desire to have an impact in my community, especially in the underserved and under-represented population. This led her to become a certified health educator specialist and also obtain a doctorate degree in Public Health.
Currently Pascale is a National Program Leader with the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) in the Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition in the Division of Nutrition. Prior to joining NIFA, she worked as a Branch Chief for the Program and Grant Administration Branch at USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS), Community Food Systems Division, where she led the team that facilitates the Farm to School Grant Program.
Pascale resides in Maryland with her dog, Denny. She enjoys running and has completed several marathons, half-marathons and charitable 5Ks. She also enjoys reading and traveling.