Jaelyn Edwards

Senior Associate Consultant

(650) 525-4306

About Jaelyn

Jaelyn envisions a world where understanding and compassion for one another are societal norms. At VIVA, she has helped clients throughout California design and improve social systems of support rooted in empathy by facilitating client journey maps, conducting focus groups, as well as other community engagement approaches. Her work has led to the design and implementation of more effective programming, centered around the strengths and needs of people from unique communities. Jaelyn is also an experienced project manager and researcher who keeps the many moving parts of social impact efforts organized. She is methodical, thoughtful, and intentional about using data to tell community stories. Prior to joining VIVA, she worked in both direct care and clinical care settings focused on children and adults with developmental disorders. During her time at Stanford University, Jaelyn managed autism research and contributed to the following paper: Uljarević, M., Alvares, G. A., Steele, M., Edwards, J., Frazier, T. W., Hardan, A. Y., & Whitehouse, A. J. O. Towards better characterization of restricted and unusual interests in Youth with Autism. Autism, accepted 09/20/2021. In her free time, Jaelyn enjoys attending contemporary art exhibitions and listening to Reggae.

B.S., Psychology, Tulane University

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