Originally from Guatemala, Jocelyn Skolnik moved to Jupiter to complete her undergraduate studies at Florida Atlantic University’s Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College. In 2014, she attended Harvard’s Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management Executive Education program.
In 2004, she worked for the Ford Foundation’s grant “Latino Immigrants in South Florida” and conducted surveys that helped assess the needs of Latino immigrants in Jupiter. In 2006, she worked for the Soros Foundation grant and INCEDES (Central American Institute of Development and Social Studies) analyzing the impact of immigration on women in Guatemala. Jocelyn’s Honors Thesis “What Remittances Can’t Buy: The Social Costs of Migration and Transnational Gossip on Women in Jacaltenango, Guatemala” analyzes the impact immigration has on gender relations in Jacaltenango, Jupiter’s Sister City.
As Executive Director of El Sol, Jocelyn is responsible for directing the center’s services and for implementing its mission. Jocelyn was recognized as Woman in Power in Palm Beach County in 2014 and as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2013.
She has been actively involved in Healthier Jupiter since its inception, and is an active steering committee member and community partner.