Jessie Schaffer is originally from Gaithersburg, MD. She went to school at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she studied English literature and language and minored in community action social change (aka social work). Outside of school, Jessie has been teaching yoga at a local studio on campus for the past three years. She is currently learning how to ride a bike in preparation for her move to New Orleans and how to cook/make foods other than pasta, potatoes, and smoothies. After graduating in December, Jessie was looking for an opportunity to put her education to good use and found out about Avodah through one of her friends who is currently an Avodah corps member. She is most looking forward to learning, working, and living with people who share her passion for social justice.