Reproductive Justice Coordinator - Jinnesse Taylor
Jinnesse hails from the sunshine state. She comes with a background in HIV prevention and outreach, community health research, curriculum development, and peer education. Jinnesse graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a major in Philosophy-Neuroscience-Psychology and a minor in Public Health. While in St. Louis, she organized wellness events, worked as a peer educator for Student Health Services and a Women’s Health Organization, and assisted in human learning research studies. She also had the opportunity to work on community health research projects at the Johns Hopkins Kennedy Krieger Institute and the University of Florida HealthStreet. With an interest in the intersection of culture and health, she also received a Global Certificate in Global Health with a culminating experience studying abroad in Cape Town, South Africa for six months. After college, she joined the Washington AIDS Partnership AmeriCorps program as a HIV Health Promotion Specialist at N Street Village, a community of empowerment and recovery for homeless and low-income women. At this organization, she was able to facilitate health education classes, create organization-wide health literacy materials, develop a health education curriculum, and provide one-on-one health promotion sessions. During her free time, Jinnesse enjoys watching popular TV, exploring the outdoors with friends, biking around DC, and spending time with family.