Originally from Penetanguishene, Ontario, Jessica (Métis/Scottish-Settler) is an arts leader and creative collaborator with over 15 years experience in Canada’s media, arts, and culture spaces. Based in Tkaronto (Toronto), Jessica’s interests and skills have seen her engage with organizations such as the Independent Media Arts Alliance, the City of Toronto, the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance, Luminato, New Harlem Productions, Regent Park Film Festival, Indigenous Fashion Arts, Native Earth Performing Arts and most recently at imagineNATIVE, where she was Associate Director until February of 2022. As a director and producer, Jessica has credits with TV series through TFO and APTN, as well as award wins and nominations for her short films and music videos. A multilingual innovator, Jessica looks forward to applying her experience in strategic planning, programming, skills development, and community engagement toward greater access and growth in Canada’s screen and digital realms. Jessica is an avid gardener with a keen interest in seed exchanges and sustainable harvesting practices.