George W. Bush's daughter Jenna visits Cal Poly

The daughter of former president George W. Bush visited Cal Poly on Thursday to encourage participation in humanitarian work and community volunteer projects.

Jenna Bush Hager appeared at Cal Poly as the first speaker in the university’s Provocative Perspective Speaker Series. About 150 people attended.

Hager, 28, discussed the stories of people living in poverty and with HIV in countries that she has visited in Latin America and Africa.

Hager is also a correspondent to NBC’s Today Show where she focuses on the inspirational contributions of people throughout America.

She is a part-time teacher and reading coordinator in Baltimore, Maryland, and the chair of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s Next Generation project – which aims to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children.

--Nick Wilson