is an artist and youth advocate based in Washington DC. She currently serves as a Dream Director with the Future Project at Theodore Roosevelt High School, as Assistant Director of City at Peace DC, and is one half of the funk fresh rap duo, Colored Girls Hustle. Armed with a passion for color, words, music, and movement, Jessica embraces art as a way to explore our ancestral, cultural, and personal stories and to create new ones. With extensive experience facilitating creative youth programming and collaborating with community organizations, Jessica believes in the power of art to activate our imaginations, spark inspired action, and empower communities. Check out some of her work and upcoming projects by visiting www.jvaloris.com.