Meet Riot Healer: Jess

April 01, 2021

Meet Riot Healer: Jess

Meet Jess, RN, DNP, C-ONQS - that's right she is already incredibly accomplished and one of our stunning models! Determined to continue fighting for maternal health equity, Jess works as a labor & delivery and population health nurse. Learn more about Jess below! 

BACKGROUND + DEGREE

Jess has already earned a Mater's Degree (RN-MS), Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) and Obstetric and Neonatal Quality and Safety Certification (C-ONQS). Talk about alphabet soup! She currently works as a labor & delivery and population health nurse, and is also a future women’s health nurse practitioner. 

FEW WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF? 

Down to earth, lover of food, self love and appreciation, and travel!

WHY HEALTHCARE?

Jess entered healthcare to help close gaps in health equity and social determinants of health in underserved populations, especially African American women in the prenatal, antenatal, and postpartum periods.

CAREER GOALS + ASPIRATIONS?

Jess plans to be a leader at policy round tables and push for health systems changes that promote health equity and access for women of color.

OUTSIDE OF HEALTHCARE, A FEW OF YOUR FAVORITE THINGS?

When Jess isn't working, you can find her designing pins (which you can find HERE!), reading, drinking wine, and practicing her British accent while watching Bridgerton. One day she hopes to start a double Dutch club that incorporates women’s health topics to teenage girls and young women of reproductive age.

AN ORGANIZATION, NON-PROFIT, CHARITY, OR SOCIAL JUSTICE TOPIC YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT?

Melanated Midwives, non profit organizations that advocates and supports BIPOC professionals in midwifery by providing scholarships and mentorship opportunities. Melanated Midwives is also working hard to create a stand alone birthing center on the south side of Chicago.

Shop Jess's Look

Listen to her podcast, Soul UnWINEd and Soul Experiment Blog

Find Jess on the Gram!

 

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