Jennifer Nicolaisen, Founder & Exec Director SeekHealing

Jennifer Nicolaisen is the founder and executive director of SeekHealing, a Virginia non-profit taking aim at the exploding epidemic of heroin and fentanyl overdose deaths. She grew up in the UK, spent her high school years in Leesburg, VA, and earned her bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In her early career, Jennifer worked in the corporate world as a strategic consultant on major capital projects in the oil & gas industries for several years before branching off as an entrepreneur. She started SeekHealing after a close friend overdosed on heroin in 2015, and currently pays the bills doing professional wedding officiation, relationship counseling, and ad-hoc consulting. She’s an active yogi, a nerd for global spiritual traditions, socio-linguistics, and science fiction; and can often be sighted devouring unusually large quantities of cheese. She lives with her partner and menagerie of animals in Asheville, North Carolina.

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