Connecting people to resources that support their growth has been very important to Jessenia throughout her career. She believes that wonderful changes occur when individuals understand that they have powerful voices and capabilities to make the changes they’d like to see in their communities. Jessenia has worked in schools for years building relationships to ensure stakeholders collaborate in order to achieve their sustainability goals. She has also worked with food access programs to provide affordable and nutritious food to different neighborhoods in NYC. She is excited to join the TFFJ team to help students and community members in Far Rockaway lead the healthy lives that they’re deserving of.