Jessica works to support and grow Arena training events.
Jessica is a first-generation Kenyan American organizer and social practice artist. Prior to joining Arena in 2020, she managed the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, a project of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs aimed at developing a diverse pipeline of future arts leaders. During this time she also received over 400 hours of meditation instruction training and began providing community-engaged workshops and classes throughout New York City. With this background, Jessica centers the creative and relational in supporting the progressive movement. As Deputy Training Director, she helps Arena-trained staffers build thoughtful people-centered campaigns.
Jessica was a 2019 Create Change Fellow at The Laundromat Project and holds an MA in Arts Politics from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, NY on unceded Lenape territory with her cat and her books.
Republicans have spent decades cultivating talent and investing for the long run, and right now we’re paying the price. Republicans control 30 state legislatures, 28 governors mansions, and are just a few seats away from regaining control of Congress. Together with an activist Supreme Court, they’re enacting policies that turn back progress on everything from abortion to voting rights to climate change.
Arena is building a new generation of political leaders who will lead the fight to save our democracy and build progressive power for the long run. It’s going to take all of us to make change. Join us in this work.
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