Say Hello to MA's Newest Addition!

We are thrilled to introduce Jessie Cortijo, Momentum Alliance’s new Student Alliance Project Youth Coach. Keep reading to learn more about Jessie's journey to MA...

Jessie’s first experiences with activism were through queer organizing in middle school, prompted by near-constant harassment for her gender non-conformity. Her interest in social justice organizing broadened to include work challenging sexualized violence, militarism and capitalism, among numerous other causes. In college, Jessie studied anthropology, focusing on multicultural queer studies and the connections between colonialism, community development and social movements, further deepening her belief that successful organizing needs to be led by the individuals and communities most impacted by injustice. She has professional experiences in education, disability support work, and most recently worked supporting youth transitioning out of homelessness. Her introduction to Momentum Alliance came as a member of the Reproductive Justice Youth Advocates cohort, and she is excited to now be Youth Coach for the Student Alliance Project. Jessie loves anything related to cycling, gaming, punk rock, heavy metal, and cute animals.