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Polly Jirkovsky, Partnership Manager

Polly Jirkovsky

Polly Jirkovsky (she/her) is super excited to work on connections and collaborations as the Partnership Manager, where she builds new partnerships, supports existing partners and develops the systems and structures for other groups working with PEPS. She enjoys working with a variety of organizations that support families both locally and across the country. Polly has worked at several nonprofits in the Seattle area, addressing issues of homelessness and harm reduction, as well as working in an independent bookstore (RIP Bailey/Coy.)

She wants to continue learning about the connections between oppression, isolation and health disparities, and she believes that communities have the power to heal and strengthen. Her PEPS journey started as a volunteer group leader and she has now led over 30 PEPS groups including Newborn, Baby Peppers, Connecting the Expecting, and the LGBTQIA+ parents affinity group.

Education: Polly has a BA in English from Earlham College and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington.

Outside of PEPS: Polly lives in the Central District with her family. She is a voracious reader, an active member of her Quaker Meeting and listens to way too many podcasts.

Quote: “It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” —George Eliot

Contact: pollyj [at] peps [dot] org / (206) 508-1764

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