A true artist at heart, Jacquelynn attended both the Art Institute in Seattle and Portland and focused on design and sustainability. Her educational background is the foundation of her advocacy. Utilizing her creativity and advocating for collective healing, Jacquelynn promotes wellness through a holistic lens.
Prior to her work with CoLEAD, Jacquelynn spent 5+ years focused on serving victims of exploitation and individuals that have experienced the sex trade. Throughout her career, she has utilized her lived experiences and working knowledge to provide system evaluation and process change in both nonprofit and governmental agencies. Having worked in multiple roles such as peer support, advocacy, housing, outreach, and leadership, she comes to PDA with a wealth of knowledge working with underserved populations.
The advocacy that Jacquelynn provides is rooted in community and her belief that relationship is the path towards change. By joining our organization, she hopes to bridge the gap between services and individuals by building skills and mending relationships to foster self-efficacy for all she comes in contact with.