Jaelyn believes in the power of perspective taking and designing person-first solutions rooted in empathy. In her role at VIVA, Jaelyn provides support to initiatives tackling system-level challenges and solving complex problems. Prior to VIVA, Jaelyn provided direct care, vocational enrichment, and clinical research services at leading non-profit and academic intuitions, including working as a clinical research coordinator within Stanford University’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She brings experience working with children and young adults diagnosed with Autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders. Jaelyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Tulane University with a minor in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation.
Hidden Talent: Identifying art of the African Diaspora
Favorite Word: Lagniappe, a popular word in New Orleans meaning “a little something extra”
I’m Inspired By: People who speak truth to power
Super Power I’d Like to Have: Control of the elements