Senior Community Engagement Strategist
Capital Public Radio
Jesikah Maria Ross is an artist, activist, academic and media producer. She is out to make a difference and believes that wit, grit and imagination can take us where we need to go. jesikah's craft is community engagement and creating relationships is her art. She believes public media can inspire change and has devoted her career to prove it. Jesikah mobilizes people around a shared interest, and creates spaces and processes that use media to catalyze individual and social transformation. She's done it with large institutions, community organizations and independent media makers. Jesikah currently leads the community engagement initiative at Capital Public Radio; the NPR affiliate serving California's Central Valley and Sierra Nevada mountains. Previously, she was the founding director of the UC Davis Art of Regional Change; a community documentary program that brought students and scholars together with non-profits to produce civic storytelling projects. Jesikah has built a career of consulting, training and project management for participatory documentary projects around the globe, creating a path and a plan that changes how we collect, tell and share the stories of our communities. Jesikah makes media work. For change, for social justice, for art. For everyone.