Jenessa Joy Klukas, Local Journalism Initiative reporter
Jenessa Joy Klukas is an education/child welfare reporter. She’s Xaxli’p and Métis and grew up in Kitimat B.C., on Haisla territory. She currently resides in Songhees and Esquimalt territories. She graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in writing, specializing in creative non-fiction. She worked in childcare for eleven years and is passionate about ensuring that children are protected, educated and nurtured fairly and with compassion.