My Black is Transnational

Jessica is a Christian wife, sister and daughter. Originally Nigerian, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Loyola University, a Master of Public Health from DePaul University and doctoral degree from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. She is an adjunct professor of Public Health at Northwestern University and DePaul University, and content writer for Kooth, a global mental health app. Jessica’s research interests are in health equity and adverse childhood experiences, particularly gender-based violence and female genital mutilation/cutting. As a writer and lecturer, she enjoys simplifying complex topics and making uncomfortable subjects into conversational pieces for any audience.

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