Jenelle Marie Pierce
Jenelle Marie Pierce is the Herpes+ Founder of TheSTDProject.com - a multi-award-winning independent website and progressive movement eradicating STI stigma by facilitating awareness, education, and acceptance through story-telling and resource recommendations. Jenelle is also the Spokesperson for PositiveSingles.com, a Hepatitis C Expert for HepatitisC.net, and an adjunct professor at Grand Rapids Community College.
Jenelle tri-chairs the Communications Action Group for the National Coalition for Sexual Health (NCSH), and she is a member of the International Union Against Sexually Transmitted Diseases (IUASTD), the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association (ASTDA), the National Viral Hepatitis Roundtable (NVHR), and the National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD). Her work has been featured in popular TV, radio, and print outlets such as: The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Jezebel, Forbes, HuffPost Live, NPR, Mother Jones, Refinery 29, The Daily Mail, Bustle, and many more.
In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and spends time outdoors camping, snow shoeing, hiking, skiing, kayaking, growing things, running through sprinklers, and building sand castles. You can also find Jenelle on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, or Twitter.