While the Black Lady Caucus is a growing network of professionals and participants, three administrators currently oversee event programming.
Jaleesa is an emerging arts leader who is interested in the utilization of art to transform communities. She is pursuing a MA in Arts Administration and Policy at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and developing collaborative projects with the City of Chicago, SAIC students, and other arts and culture professionals. Jaleesa grew up in Bloomington, Indiana and studied Theatre Management at the University of Evansville, which allowed her to explore many different environments throughout the nation and world.
Jennie is an interest-group advocate whose research focuses on the development of web policies. She is particularly interested in the role technology can play in meeting the missions of culturally specific institutions.
Upon graduating with a BFA in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University in 2009, Jessica has worked for a diverse group of organizations including The National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, Dreamworks Animation in Glendale CA, and The FUNDRED Dollar Bill Project in Pittsburgh PA. Her interests in innovation, collaboration, and the arts continue to influence her projects today. Jessica’s commitment to community service is exemplified through the number of collaborative projects and community events she has participated in, including the Hyde Park Jazz Festival’s StoryBooth project, multiple Redmoon Theatre extreme spectacles such as Bears, Bellhops and Baggage, and the Charlotte Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s live theatre and dance performances. Jessica is currently a Master’s Candidate at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Arts Administration and Policy Management department with an expected graduation in Spring 2015.