(1947 - living) U.S.A.
Jewel has a BA in History from UCLA. She was graduated from Samra University with an MSOM degree after extensive studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and received her Acupuncture license from the State of California in 1999.
She has been both a co-founder and a board member of the following organizations: Unity Fellowship Church, The Minority AIDS Project, UCLA's Lambda Alumni Assoc., Rue's House, Ladies Concerned, and Imani Unidos. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the Village Health Foundation, a home for women and children with HIV/AIDS.
Jewel Thais-Williams, and Rue Thais-Williams (b. 1940) are both black and introduced themselves as "spouses" and partners since 1988. They own the the world-famous Catch One Disco, in Los Angeles.