Jessica Mingus, LMSW, is a good ancestor-in-training born in NYC and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Co-Executive Director of Lineage Project, a non-profit that teaches trauma-sensitive mindfulness practices to young people
and staff inside NYC’s court, foster care, shelter, immigration, suspension and school systems to cultivate embodied awareness and collective care. Jessica has designed dozens of Lineage’s programs across New York City, guides its program and curriculum development; and coaches its mindfulness teachers.
Jessica is a licensed social worker with clinical training in child and teen trauma treatment and a Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at UMass Medical School. She holds a B.A. from Princeton University, and MSW from the Silberman School of Social Work. She is the co-author of “Unpacking racism, poverty and trauma’s impact on the school-to-prison pipeline” in Strategies for Deconstructing Racism in the Health and Human Services (Oxford University Press).
Jessica is grateful for the infinite inspiration and learnings she draws from her beloved son, village(s), and ancestors.