Jenny, We’ll Miss Your Presence on DialogDecember 15, 2011
On the evening of Tuesday, December 13, I was preparing for our final blog team meeting of 2011. I was going over all our positive growth and reflecting on the tremendous team effort that makes AAUW Dialog excel. Among the many staff and guests who contribute to the blog’s success, our interns write some of the best, most interesting, and most engaging posts. They bring to Dialog a fresh and timely perspective and are a critical contributing factor to the tremendous growth of the blog over the years.
Over the past few months, I have had the great privilege of getting to better know all our interns, including Jenny Gonzalez Perdomo, who fell ill and passed away suddenly on Tuesday at age 27.
Jenny was a fantastically bright, dedicated, and loyal member of the blog team and was always a compelling and eager contributor. You may remember her great posts on why hormones don’t make women uninterested in math, on the struggles millennial women face to balance their lives and careers, and on the activities of the newly appointed National Student Advisory Council, which she helped coordinate.
Jenny was working on her master’s degree in women’s studies at George Washington University. Along with being an intern with our Leadership Programs, she worked at the Women’s Studies department at GW and was a committee member of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in Washington, D.C.
She is survived by her husband and is missed sorely by her friends and colleagues. AAUW Dialog would like to remember and honor Jenny here, and we invite her friends and family, her co-workers, and our readers to share their thoughts.
My deepest sympathies are with her family, her friends, and her colleagues in this very difficult time.