Jesikah Maria Ross is media artist who is changing how we collect, share and tell the stories of our communities. She mobilizes people - stakeholders, journalists, youth and those on the sidelines - around a shared interest, creating spaces and processes that lead to transformation. Her productions braid together citizen storytelling, documentary mediamaking and community conversations to produce on-air broadcasts, interactive websites and dynamic public storytelling events. Her publications explore how documentary storytelling can open-up spaces for public dialogue and community action. Jesikah is currently Senior Community Engagement Strategist at Capital Public Radio, NPR’s Sacramento affiliate, and a Public Imagination Fellow at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.