Jenna Kaminsky

Intern, University of Miami, Undergraduate in Public Health

What skills and expertise do you bring to the team?

Of my skills and expertise, I believe what I can contribute most to the team is my tech-savviness. I hope to be able to use social media platforms, along with videos and other visuals to further support YES Institute’s inspiring mission. I also believe my ability to quickly connect and empathize with others is a necessary skill when reaching out on a community-based level.

What has YES Institute done that you’re particularly proud of?

I truly admire and am immediately inspired by YES Institute’s passionate commitment to the community. Whether it’s holding dialogues for college students, grade school kids, parents, school teachers, or even nurses and medical personnel, YES Institute constantly strives to educate and create a safe space for all to be authentic and open.

What learning experience had the biggest impact on who you are now?

Studying and living in another country for four months definitely has had the biggest impact on who I am today. I really believe my personal development, along with my perspective on life, was changed for the better from my time abroad. I came across people from all walks of life, cultures, religions, etc. It is an experience I would not trade for the world.

It’s important for my students to stop and examine the impact of gender and orientation. It’s easy to forget about the real world from the comforts of the classroom.

Miami-Dade College Professor

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