Janessa Henderson, Age 18 Pronouns: She/Her
Janessa was born in OR but has lived in MT for most of her life. She is passionate about all things film, especially screenwriting. She lives with her sister and two of their best friends who also happen to be sisters and the four of them all pursue film together. She enjoys reading, watching new films with her roommates, and writing poetry and short personal essays. Janessa became interested in this work after she joined her state's YAB and learned how she could help support the youth. She now wants to become an educated leader and mentor who can help to implement real change for youth in the system. She has served on her state's advisory board for 6 months, and is also pursuing her bachelor's degree in Screenwriting at Southern New Hampshire University.