Postdoctoral Fellow, Indigenous Homelessness
Jessica Rumboldt (she/her) is in the final stages of completing a Ph.D. in Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies at York University. Jessica has obtained a master’s degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice Policy at the University of Guelph. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Criminal Justice and Public Policy (with minors in Sociology and Family Studies), and a Diploma in Psychology. Stemming from her passion to teach, Jessica has also completed a master certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Applying her educational background in criminology and sociology, Jessica’s Ph.D. research explores the systemic sexism and racism in a homicide trial involving an Indigenous woman who is a sex worker and victim of a homicide. Jessica has worked in non-profit organizations, government, and post-secondary settings and received the 2017 Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize for Reconciliation. Jessica hopes to further explore her Mi’kmaq ancestry and connect with the community in a meaningful way through professional and personal experiences.