Jessica Kaminsky is a champion for student voice and building learning environments where everyone can thrive. Jess is a co-founder of Better Questions, which provides personalized professional learning for teachers, schools, and learning ecosystems that ignites inquiry-driven learning. She is also a Senior Community Engagement Specialist at Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Shared Prosperity.
After receiving her Master in the Arts of Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh, Jess began her work in youth voice and media making. Her focus on youth voice continues as a foundational element in designing learning experiences for adults. More recently, Jess spearheaded a cohort-based model of teacher professional learning for a network of 200+ educators during her tenure at Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab. She has presented at several national conferences, including the National Summit for Educational Equity, Interaction Design & Children Conference, and Allied Media Conference.
Jess is passionate about collaborative inquiry and believes that our strength lives in the communities we cultivate.