Jheanelle Garriques is a refreshingly eccentric feminist scholar born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Ms. Garriques received her degree in Gender Studies from the University of Southern California in 2015, where she also worked at the Media, Diversity, and Social Change Initiative, a media research lab dedicated to breaking gendered and racial barriers in film and television. After presenting their research at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, Jheanelle Garriques was offered her first grant by world renowned philanthropist, Ruth Ann Harnisch, and Naked Narratives began.
Ms. Garriques is affiliated with multiple fellowships and organizations, including The Smithsonian Institution, The Huntington Foundation, the Women's Center for Creative Work, The Posse Foundation, and the American Studies Association. When she is not working on the project, Ms. Garriques can be found dancing, cooking, or chatting in patois with her family.