Jessi is a multimodal artist, specializing in dance, physical theatre, and mixed media. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Expressive Art Therapy from Lesley University and is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
Jessi has taught Social-Emotional Learning within the Boston Public School system, working with students with emotional disabilities. She is committed to facilitating creative expression through arts-based research, and is interested in the documentation of artistic process. Situated between research and practice, Jessi approaches art-making to create dialogue through and with concepts that ignite her civic action and social responsibility. While she believes art heals on multiple levels, Jessi's research focuses on the potential for harm and trauma in creative process.