Jennifer Cantú

Board of Directors

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Jennifer Cantú, MD, (she/her/hers) was born in Laredo, Texas, the youngest of five siblings. She is a bilingual qualified Medical Social Worker and Primary General Practitioner with in-depth training of adolescent psychiatry and field medicine.

Jennifer serves in various roles in civic and political organizations in Fort Bend County, including Board Member for Fort Bend Community Action Network, Co-Founder and Board Member of Fort Bend for All, Co-Founder and Member of the Fort Bend County Tejano Democrats, and former Director of Operations for Latinas Rising. She has served as precinct chair for the Fort Bend County Democrats and as a state- and county-wide organizer for various local and statewide candidates.

 

Jennifer is a graduate of UT San Antonio, where she earned a BS in Biology and a Minor in World Religion. While working toward a MA in Biotechnology, she was invited by the National Institute of Health (NIH) to travel to Africa to contribute to graduate research projects, which led to a teaching opportunity in China. On her return to North American, she accepted a position as a medical student at the Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Jalisco Mexico. 

Jennifer completed her studies in Guadalajara, where she opened a free women’s clinic. Jennifer relocated to Texas, where soon after she was pregnant with twins. Jennifer was able to integrate her medical background and love for children and began to work as an early childhood intervention (ECI) therapist for a local non-profit agency, working with both children and caregivers to help teach and meet developmental milestones. 

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