Kristine De Jesus
Kristine holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Rutgers University, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Puerto Rican Studies. She completed a Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior from Alliant International University, and a Doctorate of Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, where she specialized in Health and Cross Cultural Psychology. Kristine has spent her career serving people who are members of marginalized populations and is a passionate social justice advocate.
Prior to founding The Wellness Cooperative, she worked at Montclair State University as the Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drugs program, and at Tuttleman Counseling Services at Temple University as the Educational Coordinator of the Campus Alcohol Substance Awareness (CASA) program. Before getting her doctorate Kristine worked as an Employment Consultant helping people with Autism Spectrum Disorders and other mental health issues enter (or return) to the workforce. Kristine prides herself in working with diverse populations including people with disabilities as well as the LGBTQ, Latinx, and African American/Black communities.
Kristine is a social justice advocate. She works diligently to ensure that the voices of people from marginalized groups are amplified and heard by those who possess the power facilitate change. Kristine is a vocal ally for the recovery community and is involved with local and national recovery advocacy movement. She is currently writing a book about the intersection of recovery and social justice.
Advocate, Author, Consultant, Social Justice Change Agent
Kristine provides consultation and training on a variety of topics related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Substance Use Disorder, Recovery, Collegiate Recovery Programs, Cultivating Recovery Ready Communities, and Recovery as a Social Justice Issue.