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Jenniffer Gómez

Jenniffer Gómez is a Queer Latinx writer who has come up through scripted television. Born in San Juan, PR, she spent her first white winter in Boston, where she received a BA in English from Boston College. She later ran as far away from all that snow as possible, and landed in Los Angeles, where she pursued an MFA in Screenwriting from Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television. Upon graduating, she began as an assistant and script coordinator on shows like Castle, Hit The Floor, Black Sails, and Power. In 2012, she quit her job as an assistant to direct a cross-country documentary about a group of undocumented youth who walked 3,000 miles, from San Francisco to Washington, D.C., for immigrant rights. It’s actually how she met her wife, formerly a grassroots organizer, now a Los Angeles Sheriff Officer. They met in Provo, Utah, and fell in love by the time they reached Denver, Colorado. Hence, why their Bichon Frise is now called Denver. You can watch the documentary, American Dreamers, which originally premiered at the 2015 LA Film Festival, on Amazon Prime. Previously, Jenniffer wrote on Facebook Watch Series, Sacred Lies, and is currently a Producer on Starz’s Vida.

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