Andrea Jenkins Bio, Age, Transgender, Family, Partner, Poetry, Net Worth And Minneapolis.

By | May 28, 2021

Andrea Jenkins Biography

Andrea Jenkins an American policy aide, politician, writer, performance artist, poet, and transgender activist well known for being the first black openly transgender woman elected to public office in the United States. He as well held the position since January 2018 on the Minneapolis City Council.

Andrea Jenkins Age

She was born in 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

Andrea Jenkins Career

She has over for 25 years of public service experience as a Minneapolis City Council policy aide, nonprofit executive director, and consultant, and Hennepin County employment specialist. Jenkins was among the numerous dozen women featured on January 29, 2018, Time cover.

In May 2020, Jenkins gave an emotional rendition at a press conference for George Floyd, an African-American man who died at the hands of one of the city’s white police officers. Jenkins said she hoped the song offered “amazing grace” to Floyd’s surviving family members and pledged to fight injustice as an elected official.

Andrea Jenkins Minneapolis

Jenkins worked for quite some time as a vocational counselor with Hennepin County. In 2001, Robert Lilligren, who was running for a seat on the Minneapolis City Council, urged Jenkins to be a part of his campaign. After his election, Jenkins followed Lilligren’s staff where she was an aide for four years.

In 2005, Elizabeth Glidden was later elected to the City Council and appointed Jenkins as an aide. Jenkins earned a fellowship devoted to transgender issues. In 2014, she assisted in establishing the Transgender Issues Work Group. The same year, she organized a City Council summit on transgender equity intended to highlight the issues trans people in Minnesota face.

In 2010, Jenkins was awarded the Naked Stages grant from the Jerome Foundation and Pillsbury House Theater. She founded “Body Parts: Reflections on Reflections.”December 2016 Jenkins declared that she would run to represent Minneapolis’s 8th Ward on the City Council.

Glidden, who held the position, proclaimed that she would not run for reelection. Her campaign slogan was “Leadership. Access. Equity.” On November 7, 2017, Jenkins was the winner of the election with more than 70% of the vote. The Minneapolis City Council has only had six other Black members.

At the time of the 2017 election, three Black council members won their races. Jenkins was elected Vice President of City Council shortly after her election. She also serves as chair of the new Race Equity Subcommittee. Jenkins also assisted in creating a Racial Equity Community Advisory Committee consisting of city residents.

Andrea Jenkins Net Worth

Jenkins estimated net worth is under review.

Andrea Jenkins Poetry

Jenkins is as well a performance artist, poet, and writer. He is known as bisexual and queer. She has engaged in the Trans Lives Matter movement and chaired the board of Intermedia Arts.

Andrea Jenkins Family

Jenkins was born the daughter of a single mother Shirley Green. Her mother being “very loving and very much concerned that we get a good education.” Information of her father have not been shared as of now. Her mother now lives in Ward 8.

Andrea Jenkins Partner

Jenkins is an openly gay, she came out as gay at the age of 20 years. He got married woman but later divorced. She has a partner of eight years whose names and occupations are not known as of now. She is as well a proud grandmother.

Andrea Jenkins Education

Jenkins studied at Robert Lindblom Math & Science Academy. She there after relocated to Minneapolis in 1979 to attend the University of Minnesota. At the age of 30 years old, she went back to college to finish her bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University.

She earned two master’s degrees–an MFA in creative writing from Hamline University and an MS in community economic development from Southern New Hampshire University. She seved as a vocational counselor for the Hennepin County government.

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