Jennifer Weiss has been involved with Health Equity Initiative in multiple capacities since 2012, serving most recently as a freelance grant writer and strategy associate. Jennifer has been in the field of public health for over 20 years, and consults for New York-based nonprofits on public health policy, advocacy and education. She has worked on projects relating to workplace wellness, palliative care, health literacy, behavioral health, chronic disease management, nutrition, and the health consequences of loneliness and social isolation. In addition to her public health work, Jennifer is an entrepreneur and a writer. She co-founded a company specializing in activist clothing for children and is in the development stages of a new kids' product line, and is the co-author of two non-fiction books, a book of humor, and several articles and opinion pieces for newspapers around the country. Jennifer sits on the boards of two organizations serving New York City public school students: Meet the Writers, Inc, a literacy organization which brings diverse authors and artists to elementary and middle schools, and the Urban Memory Project, which works with high school students to explore the relationship between their personal histories and the history of the city. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Michigan and has a Master's Degree from Columbia University.