Xaelah Jarrett is a Black trans woman pursuing her interests in public health and queer and trans liberation. She’s particularly interested in cultural and intergenerational trauma, youth empowerment, and critical engagement with ideas of love and intimacy. She holds a BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Columbia University.
Xaelah currently works as the Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Peer Health Exchange, NYC, where she is primarily responsible for determining barriers to sustained programmatic participation, retention, and development for volunteers of color and others from historically marginalized and oppressed communities as well as engendering more inclusive spaces for young people in collegiate institutions. She also works as a facilitator, educator, and presenter in various capacities, engaging folks around the intersections of her aforementioned foci, particularly for the well-being of Black trans peoples.