Program Officer - Youth
After working as a program assistant and an intern for IPPF/WHR's Youth and Evaluation teams, Jessie joined the Programs team in 2007. She works on projects related to youth-friendly services, comprehensive sexuality education, and youth and abortion.
Prior to joining IPPF/WHR, Jessie was on staff with Catholics for a Free Choice. She also volunteered for the Batey Relief Alliance in the Dominican Republic.
Jessie holds a Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and a Master of Public Health from Columbia University. While completing her coursework, Jessie studied in Argentina and Ecuador.
Where were you born?
Salem, Massachusetts, USA
What languages do you speak?
What's the most amazing thing you've seen while traveling?
When I was visiting Asociación Demográfica Costarricense (ADC) in Costa Rica, they took me to visit one of the prisons they work with and introduced me to the peer educators within the jail that received ADC's sensitization training. They were incredibly welcoming and committed, and it was awesome to see what our Member Associations are accomplishing, even in the most difficult circumstances.