Meet Jessie Claudio! Jessie joins the Latino Commission on AIDS and the Latinos in the South team as a Community Building Manager based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jessie is an activist, educator, and public health professional with over 5 years of experience providing sexual health education and training. Over the course of his career, he has run city-wide HIV testing and condom distribution, school-level sexual health education, LGBTQ peer support networks, served as an LGBTQ+ Latinx Community Ambassador, and non-profit capacity-building programs. For the last 3 years, he has served as a regional HIV testing trainer, certifying many diverse professionals to provide high-quality counseling, testing, and linkage-to-care services.
“My hope for our community is for everyone to have access to healthy living in the South. Which to me means having a plethora of resources (not just medical) that are not easily but readily accessible for our community despite the level of income, education, legal status, race/ethnicity, sexual preference, gender identity, location, etc. without any major barriers. Y juntos podemos!”
Jessie will be supporting the Latinos in the South in all of our community-building efforts in the Southeast including the Encuentro.
Stay in touch with Jessie: firstname.lastname@example.org