Jenevieve Rodriguez

Jenevieve was born and raised in San Francisco; and growing up in a mixed Chinese/Mexican household, Jenevieve developed a passion for supporting her community, especially for youth from underserved populations. She has had various jobs in the different social worlds of children from an after school teacher, a behavior technician for children with autism, to working at nonprofits for youth experiencing homelessness. Throughout her experiences, she learned about the complex issues that youth in under-resourced communities face and the need for culturally sensitive programs addressing the achievement gaps, mental health stigma, and various other issues.

After graduating from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Biochemistry and Child & Youth Studies, she moved to Los Angeles to serve as a VISTA at a nonprofit focused on helping youth experiencing homelessness, where she supported their outreach efforts through research and social media. Currently, Jenevieve is the Volunteer Corps VISTA Leader at L.A. Works, a nonprofit, volunteer action center in Los Angeles. In her role, she fosters a learning community among VISTA members by planning and leading trainings to support their professional development during their service.