About Us

Jennie Pearson

Community Engagement Associate/Research Assistant - AESHA

Jennie (she/her) works as part of the AESHA team collaborating with both the qualitative and quantitative research team on knowledge translation and sharing, creative storytelling projects, and broader community engagement initiatives. Jennie’s past work experience ranges from storytelling and journalism to gender equity campaign work and resource development for frontline sex-work organizations such as PACE society.

Before joining CGSHE, Jennie received a Bachelor of Journalism at Ryerson University and worked as a writer and magazine editor. She recently completed a Master’s of Global Communications with Simon Fraser University and the Communication University of China. Her thesis work examined the internet policy FOSTA/SESTA and its implication for the sex work community. Jennie is passionate about dismantling stigma around sex work and uses her storytelling and research abilities to amplify community-centred dialogue. 

Outside of the Centre, Jennie loves participating in community workshops, her weekly bookclub, and continues to volunteer her time as editor of creative projects. She is excited to be back in Vancouver to expand community connections.