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Jesi is inspired by compelling stories, engaging spaces and discovering cultures through travel. As Participedia's Design and Communities Coordinator, Jesi brings a diverse skillset to the team, including interaction design, graphic design, project management and web based communications. Jesi has a history with Participedia, having worked as a Research Assistant during her university years, and is thrilled to return to help launch the next phase of Participedia's development. Inquiries about the project or website functionality can be directed to her at [email protected].
Born and currently living in Vancouver, BC, Jesi holds a Bachelor's Degree of Interaction Design from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In addition to periodic design contracts with Participedia and a stint as an in house graphic designer for Henriquez Partners Architects, Jesi has co-founded two social startups since she graduated in 2013. As Design Partner of Basic Design, a social enterprise with a passion for up-cycling, and Board Chair of Cultivate, a non-profit society focused on building collaborative food gardens, Jesi strongly believes in the power of design as a tool for activism and community engagement.