Hi there! I'm Jess and I'm passionate about building communities through technology and music for all.
As a violist, I studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and The Juilliard School. Along with a few friends, I'm lucky to direct Chamber Music by the Bay, a series that brings interactive concerts to youth, families, and communities throughout the SF Bay Area. I'm also the director of Cal Music Prep, a chamber music performance program for youth in the South Bay.
I've also worked toward increased youth access to arts education through the School District of Philadelphia’s ArtsRising initiative, and taught for K-12 programs in New Haven, CT; San Jose, and San Francisco, CA.
Through intensive musical training and professional performance experience, I've built my skills in problem solving, communication, and teamwork. Most of all, I'm interested in improving our world through educational opportunities, and am excited about initiatives that embody the spirit of learning by doing.
These days, you'll find me happily working on the Trust & Security team at Dropbox while teaching and performing throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Catch me pining after corgi dogs everywhere, with both viola and coffee in hand!