Zoë Jenkins

Zoë Jenkins

Advisor

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Zoë Jenkins (she/her) is a board member of the Kentucky Student Voice Team and formerly served as the Executive Podcast Producer. She joined the Kentucky Student Voice Team when she was in 8th grade after noticing disparities in her school’s climate and student involvement in decision-making. In her junior year, Zoë started Get Schooled, the podcast of the Kentucky Student Voice Team. As a National Geographic Young Explorer, Zoë expanded the podcast's efforts to amplify the voices of students who are least heard in Kentucky. She has led presentations in Beckley, WV; Galveston, TX; and many more.


Apart from her work with KSVT, Zoë co-created resources for Generation Z to be more culturally responsive, empathetic, and equity-driven through DICCE.


Zoë has been published in Blavity, Education Week, and the National Geographic Education Blog.


Zoë is a first year at the University of Virginia and a 2021 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington.

Projects

Powerball Promise
Save Our Seats
March For Our Lives KY
Race To Learn
School Safety Bill
Coping with COVID-19

Writings

August 7, 2018

School Safety Tax Moved Swiftly Because the Danger Is Real, Say Lexington Students

Zoë on the Forum

June 27, 2020

Schools Need to Teach Anti-Racism

September 22, 2019

Let's use teachers to solve the counseling crisis

May 29, 2019

"Not as easy as a sticker on a wall": a perspective on the Green Dot Program