When Jeffrey Anthony was sixteen his high school health teacher brought in a speaker to talk about HIV. This person happened to be living with HIV, having survived the worst part of the illness, the stigma. And it was that stigma, haunting the eyes of the speaker that inspired Jeff to jump into research, genetics, public health, sexuality, and social justice. Jeff helps support and build the community as a an educator and public health professional; his passion is to improve the quality of life by naming, acknowledging, and addressing intersectional oppression, through direct education, program development, and administrative support. Jeff's educational background includes a BS in Public Health from Rutgers University in New Jersey, as well as being a certified health educator, HIV test counselor, BACCHUS peer educator, and TIPS trainer.
Jeff believes that the goal isn’t to end all problems, but to develop the toolbox that makes all problems readily solvable.