Jessica Vitkin is a Chicago based creative with a focus on nonfiction storytelling, digital media, systemic issues & left-of-center ideas. A former social worker and teacher, with a background in comedy and intercultural communication, she has lived and worked all over this great world, including parts of Latin America, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Transitioning into the creative realm after serving as the communications manager for a small NGO in the southeast asian country of Myanmar during the nation’s historic 2015 democratic elections, upon returning stateside she completed her MA in Storytelling & Digital Media at Loyola University Chicago. As part of the first all-female intern cohort at Kartemquin Films, she honed her production skills assisting with films “Represent”, “Finding YingYing”, “For the Left Hand” & “The Dilemma of Desire”.
Jessica enjoys creative collaboration, drawing, travel and all things pickled & fermented.
M.A. Digital Media & Storytelling – Loyola University Chicago (2019)
B.A. International Studies & Political Science – Western Michigan University (2007)
Liebster Award for Excellence in Writing – Tiny Portal (2016)