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Xaelah Jarrett

Intersectionality Track Lead / High School Program Lead
Xaelah Jarrett (she/her) is a Black trans womanist pursuing her interests in public health and queer and trans liberation. She’s particularly interested in cultural and intergenerational trauma, youth empowerment, and critical engagement with ideas of love and intimacy. She holds a BA in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies from Columbia University. Xaelah serves as the Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Peer Health Exchange, a national health education non-profit, and is primarily responsible for determining barriers to sustained program participation, retention, and paraprofessional development for volunteers of color and others from historically marginalized and oppressed communities. Additionally, she facilitates support groups for trans and gender expansive youth at Ackerman’s Institute for the Family’s Gender and Family Project and for adult trans women and trans feminine participants at the NYC LGBT Center. Her focus in prison abolition is a combination of person interest and her membership with BYP100, a prison abolition organizing group, in NYC.