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Empowerment Enthusiast, Dr. Gena Jerkins

March 22, 2024 | Kaitlin Necas

In the heart of Houston, a woman is exhibiting what it means to overcome and empower. From being labeled “at risk” in 3rd grade to leading an organization that takes actions that change our communities, her journey is a testament to resilience, dedication, and the power of believing in the potential of every individual. Meet Dr. Gena Jerkins, Executive Director of the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity (HEF), who has dedicated her life to challenging stereotypes and championing change.

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