Jessi is a multimodal artist, with backgrounds in dance, physical theatre, and mixed media. She holds a M.S. in Bioethics from Harvard Medical School, B.S. 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 deficits and trauma. She is committed to approaching education, particularly in the arts, from a psychotherapeutic perspective in order to strengthen the quality of care between students, teachers, and mental health professionals.
As a Research-Practitioner at the Partnering Lab, Jessi focuses on the potential for healing and harm in creative process. She is committed to facilitating creative expression through arts-based research, and supports movement-based research utilizing her backgrounds in dance, theatre, and expressive therapies. Her work uses documentation as a methodology for researching ethical relationships throughout artistic process.