Jessica loves working with people and organizations to build their capacity for creativity and deeper impact.
As Principal at Art in Praxis, a consultancy applying art, culture and design thinking to the practice of organization development, she tailored hundreds of capacity building initiatives to the needs of startups, cultural institutions, municipalities, networks, and community based groups across the US.
Jessica’s creative practice is collaborative, interdisciplinary and evolving. It includes interactive gallery exhibitions, creative placekeeping projects, and devised theater. She is a member of RoadMap Consulting, a Salzburg Global Young Cultural Innovator, and advisor to a host of organizations, including National Arts Strategies and Impact Hub Baltimore. Jessica is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and American University where she earned a Masters of Science in Organization Development. Her graduate school cohort bestowed on her the Hal Kellner Award, presented to a class member whose characteristics include being “challenging, thoughtful, humorous…[and] someone who holds a deep concern about social justice.”
Currently, as the Senior Program Officer at the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, Jessica brings her approach to philanthropy; sharpening the Foundation’s existing grant making strategies, developing new programmatic initiatives, and deepening institutional knowledge to ensure maximum impact in Baltimore, MD.