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Jennyfer Mesa

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Jennyfer Mesa

Jennyfer Mesa was born in Medellin, Colombia and immigrated to the United States when she was four. Raised in South Florida, she became as a young girl acutely aware of the environment and the need for communities to live in balance with their natural resources. Spending ten years in Mexico, another site of environmental crisis, she traveled the country extensively working in the recycling industry. Since arriving in Washington State in 2011 and enrolling at EWU. She has pursued a B.A. in Urban and Regional Planning and has interned in both the Planning Department and the Environmental Programs Office for the city of Spokane. In the winter of 2016, she presented her research on current and innovative waste disposal practices in Mexico City at multiple conferences in the U.S. and abroad. Currently, she is conducting research and working with Latinos in Central Washington to understand the planning barriers they have faced and help develop processes of placemaking in their communities. After earning her undergraduate degree in 2017,  Jennyfer wishes to work with communities in the U.S. and abroad to help them become climate change resilient.  

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