Director, Creativity + Co-Design
She approaches social work as a creative practice that relies on our capacity to imagine, design and manifest healing for ourselves and our communities. As a practiced human-centered designer, she believes that we have a right to the power to design the future that we want and deserve. She is well-versed in design thinking and the use of empathy generating design tools to analyze and address public health inequities. She began her career co-designing community-led projects throughout Eastern and Southern Africa where she learned a deep appreciation for the collective power of the village that still serves as the foundation for her community work.
Jess is a graduate of Boston College Graduate School of Social Work where her studies focused on leadership and social innovation. Motivated by the power of design as a tool for social justice, she completed post-graduate studies in Integrated Design at University of Baltimore.
Creative Outlets: Preserving family history through cooking generational recipes, thrifting for vintage clothing and furniture, buying more books that I promise I’ll definitely read before buying more books.
Causes: Truth telling, mental health and healing justice, culturally responsive healthcare, equal investment in women’s sports
Contact Jess: firstname.lastname@example.org