Jesikah Maria Ross
Jesikah Maria Ross is an award winning media artist who works with schools, non-governmental organizations and social action groups to create participatory media projects that generate civic engagement and community change. She is the founding director of the UC Davis Art of Regional Change, which brings scholars, students and artists together with community members to collaborate on media projects that address pressing social issues. Jesikah recently co-directed Saving the Sierra, a multimedia project using public radio, the internet, and a mobile storybooth to spotlight grassroots efforts to conserve the culture, economy, and environment of California’s Sierra Nevada. The project produced five public radio features, 80 webstories, a Sustaining Rural Places toolkit, and a documentary special that aired on over 200 NPR stations.
Artist Support Program 2011: Produce an audio tour of the Cache Creek Nature Preserve in Northern California.