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Jackie Hunt Christensen

Jackie Hunt Christensen was born and raised in the rural southwestern Minnesota city of Jackson. She earned degrees in political science and Russian studies by Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN.

Inspired after hearing Doctor Helen Caldicott talk during her freshman year at school, Jackie has been a medical health activist for at least 20 decades. As her diagnosis with Parkinson's disease (PD) in July 1998, in the age of 34, she's concentrated her activist attempts more significantly, focusing on Parkinson's disease and its environment.

She's been involved with public education and coordinating environmental and health problems during her job with Greenpeace, the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, Health Care Without Harm: The Campaign for Environmentally Responsible Healthcare, along with the Collaborative on Health and the Environment.

She's published letters and articles in a diverse variety of publications, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Minneapolis Star Tribune, San Francisco Medicine, Minnesota Healthcare News and Mothering.

As time and her health allow, Jackie volunteers using several Parkinson's associations, such as the Parkinson Association of Minnesota, the National Parkinson Foundation, the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, and the Parkinson's Action Network. She is a founding member of the Alliance of both Parkinson's Health Activists (ALPHA).

She resides in Minneapolis with Paul, her husband of nearly twenty years, and her sons, Alex and Bennett. Along with composing (when the Muse visits), Jackie loves reading, painting with watercolors, cooking and watching football.

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