Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) on Fighting the Stigma surrounding TS

headshot of Jenna Smith Duke 2025

Jenna Smith (Duke ’25) was recently featured in an article by the Essex News Daily regarding her role as a youth advocate for the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome.

In the article she shares, “One of the hardest things about having TS is feeling or being misunderstood… If we can take the time to educate people, I think they would be more empathetic to the situation and less likely to use TS as the butt of a joke.”

Jenna is one of several youth advocates who participated in the project. Jenna’s Public Service Announcement is below.

More information on Tourette Syndrome can be found by visiting the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome website or by viewing their YouTube channel.