Jess Gold is a Pittsburgh-based educator and program coordinator working at the intersection of community-engaged learning and creative media. She believes in the transformative power of youth voice and the arts, and she grounds her practice in a deep love for learning. Jess currently serves as the Program Coordinator for Carlow University’s Center for Youth Media Advocacy and Social Justice Institutes. Through her role at Carlow University, she coordinates a city-wide Youth Voice Working Group in partnership with the Remake Learning Network. Prior to this, she served as the Program Manager of Assemble, a community space for art and technology. In 2013, she co-founded the Community Mixtape Project, a program that harnesses the power of media and technology-based arts education to amplify the individual and collective stories of Pittsburgh-area youth. She has designed, coordinated, and facilitated programs with Assemble, Repair the World, the Warhol Museum, the YMCA’s Y-Creator Space, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh, and more. Jess has nearly 10 years of experience in community-based education, and she looks forward to continuing to teach and learn with young people.