Jessie oversees IWHC’s grantmaking to feminist organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe working to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights. She has over a decade of experience supporting programs to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Prior to joining IWHC, Jessie worked as a program officer for adolescents with International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). Jessie also worked for Catholics for Choice in its International Partnerships Division and volunteered for the Batey Relief Alliance in the Dominican Republic.
She is a co-author of “It’s All One Curriculum: Guidelines and Activities for a Unified Approach to Sexuality, Gender, HIV, and Human Rights Education.”
Jessie holds an MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, and a BSc in Spanish and Latin American studies from Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish.