Image: Wearing a striped shirt, with curly brown hair pulled back with a few pieces framing her face, a smile, light skin, and a few light freckles.
Contact Jackie: jhweisser at gmail.com
Jackie Weisser is a 23 year old Rutgers University alum with a degree in Journalism and Media Studies and a minor in Women's and Gender Studies. She sometimes refers to her fingers as "sausage fingers" because of the swelling caused by Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis that she was diagnosed with in 2006. The JRA progressed, wreaking havoc on her immune system. In 2015, she was diagnosed with a blood disorder called Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis. She underwent chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant in February of 2016.
Jackie dabbles in writing and performing comedy. She's a passionate storyteller, eager to share her experiences. Living with depression and anxiety, Jackie is an advocate for open conversations about mental health with the goal of of erasing stigmas and creating a community of people working together to heal. She loves to make people laugh and hopes to one day write for television.
Jackie is available as a source and for personal essays and opinion editorial
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, chat, videoconference