KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Ms. Jacqueline Loweree
An anthropologist, social impact warrior, and poet, Jacqueline is a little bit of all. She was born in the United States, raised in Ciudad Juárez in Mexico, and proudly calls herself a bilingual and bicultural fronteriza. Life has taken her to many places and that geographical adventure has propelled her professional career as well as inspired the verses she pens. She studied anthropology and earned a Master’s degree in Sociology at The University of Texas at El Paso, basing a career in numbers, research, and information. Currently, she works as a consultant in New York City, where she mainly leads the efforts to evaluate a multi-million-dollar community giving portfolio for a major pharmaceutical company in the HIV space. In the past she has also worked evaluating health programs for the Association of American Medical Colleges, based in Washington D.C. and for other initiatives sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. When she is not working (and has the energy!), Jacqueline reads and writes poetry, primarily in Spanish. A few years ago, she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and learned that through poetry and art, Jacqueline could better manage her mental illness. She has written and published two collections of poems titled, El Tiempo de la Mariposa and El Suicidio del Escorpión. Both were written to fight the stigma against mental illness and to create community through the written word.
She currently lives in New York City and Mexico with her 8-pound dog, named Rosario, who likes to incessantly bark during all of her Zoom calls.