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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Jenna Rapues

Jenna Rapues is a Filipina American woman of trans lived experience. Jenna was born in the Philippines and grew up in San Francisco where she received her Master of Public Health degree from San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health, Jenna directed both provider-and community-based transgender HIV and health promotion efforts within SFDPH. In this capacity, Jenna organized and coordinated SFDPH provider- and community-led health initiatives, provided programmatic oversight on SFDPH HIV prevention contracts among trans populations, and conducted several transgender research studies on HIV and health for SFDPH. Jenna's work is also published in several journal articles highlighting the impact of HIV and health disparities among San Francisco's transgender communities.



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