Jesenia 2017

Jesenia

Jesenia (Jess – EN – ee – Ya) is a queer first-generation Venezuelan-American autist. She worked as an environmental scientist in labs and in the field before switching to data analytics.  She enjoys traveling, performing in musical theater, painting, swimming, kayaking, and food.  She is passionate about learning and helping others grow and succeed.  Most recently, Jesenia has started the NeuroSpicy Networking Group on LinkedIn to help neurodiverse professionals network and find jobs.  She has also partnered with other autistic women to co-found the OneFreeApp.com project, a peer-to-peer social networking group helping neurodiverse adults get their support needs met.  Jessenia has served as a lead admin with Calling Up Justice and attends Justice Producers Collaborative and CripCreate.