Jennifer Aleman, LMSW, MS
Founder & Executive Director
Jennifer Aleman has dedicated the last 12 years to motivating and inspiring audiences by sharing her life experience. Jenn delivers a strong message about empowerment, the impacts of abuse and the benefits of healing. As a survivor of childhood abuse, Jennifer struggled with drug addiction, an eating disorder and she almost dropped out of high school.
Now, Jennifer is a Licensed Social Worker, she holds two Master’s degrees from Fordham University including a Master’s degree in nonprofit leadership. At the age of 30, she is the Founder & Executive Director of Peace Starts Now with the mission to promote mindfulness through yoga, meditation and creative arts workshops. Jennifer has significant experience as an Executive Assistant and Operations Management.
Jennifer is an amazing, insightful public speaker inspiring people to be authentic and true to themselves. With over 7 years of sobriety she carries a message of self-love and self- empowerment.
This year, Jennifer spoke about Mindfulness in Leadership at the Global Innovation and Youth Leaders’ Summit. She was also a Keynote Speaker on Mindfulness in Leadership and Nonprofit Development at Fordham University’s Entrepreneur Conference, TrepCon. Jennifer is a leading wellness advocate and has led guided meditations for Purchase College, The New York Academy of Medicine, Fordham University and Double Verify. She recently led a meditation for Fordham University’s Wellness Wednesday and was a Panelist for Wellness Week organized by Become Today, Inc.
Certified Reiki Master Teacher
She is a meditation instructor and a certified Reiki Practitioner. Jennifer provides Reiki to clients all over the country.