Jess is a producer, project manager, and creative professional with over seven years of experience catalyzing arts and culture through high-caliber programs, projects, and community engagements.
She launched and spearheaded the first and second annual Open Arts & Music Festival, a free and city-wide event; developed POPUP! Bookfest, a multilingual literary event series; is producing Las Fotos Project’s annual Viva La Muxer Benefit Festival and The Foto Awards Benefit Ceremony; and has managed a variety of community-led exhibitions, film screenings, programs, creative campaigns, and events.
At the core, Jess is dedicated to fostering welcoming, experimental, and critical engagements in the arts. She is the founder of ESTE, a collaborative publishing platform for liberatory experiences, and hosts a monthly radio show on the LA-based freeform station KCHUNG Radio.