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Jessica Shayne Lipaz

MA Philosophy and Education

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Educator, Writer, Creative

Jess is a facilitator and writer driven by meaningful community building and creative expression. Her teaching pedagogy is arts-based, exploratory, and rooted in storytelling. She received an MA in Philosophy and Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2023, where she served as a fellow with the Media and Social Change Lab. In this fellowship, Jess developed and facilitated a media-making curriculum focused on justice and personal identity. Her thesis paper and presentation highlighted the importance of teacher self-actualization when honoring the multitudes of lived-experiences in the classroom. 

Now back in Los Angeles, she is looking to find work in community centers, museums, libraries, or other third-space organizations. Currently, Jess leads creative and non-fiction writing workshops with Writopia Labs and at the Lyric Hyperion theater. 

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