May 7, 2020
After working in Higher Education, Jessica Orenstein joined the
Jed Foundation, which empowers teens and young adults with the
skills and support to grow into healthy, thriving adults. She chats
with Dr. Alfiee about growing up with "grit", and feeling
additional pressure to succeed as a woman of color. Jessica grew up
in the suburb of Belleville, Illinois and completed both her B.S.
in Communication Sciences and Disorders, and M.S. in Public Health
– Behavioral Science and Health Education, at Saint Louis
University in St. Louis, Missouri.
The conversation took place before the "Stay in Place" orders for the Coronavirus.