Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez
Hot Bread Kitchen
Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez 2008 fellow
Create a social enterprise model that establishes well-paid baking careers for immigrant women while preserving their traditional baking practices.
Hot Bread Kitchen combines two of Jessamyn Waldman’s abiding passions: social justice for immigrant women and baking. She holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Latin American Studies from the University of British Columbia. She has worked in NGOs and the UN on human rights and immigration issues in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Bosnia, and Guatemala. She has a Master Baker certificate from the New School University and is a baker at Chef Daniel Boulud’s renowned Restaurant Daniel. She was awarded a 2007 Eileen Fisher Grant for Women Entrepreneurs.