Project Director, Hear Me, CREATE Lab, Carnegie Mellon University
Jessica Kaminsky is the Project Director of the Hear Me project, a youth voice project of the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Hear Me asks students to contribute their voices to meaningful conversations through media-making projects. Hear Me’s platform connects student voices to audiences to inform policies and practices and raise awareness around youth issues. Kaminsky is deeply committed to fighting for equity in education and ensuring that education systems are responsive to youths’ needs. For Hear Me, she designs and implements programming and is responsible for building relationships with “decision makers.” However, the best part of her work is meeting and learning from students.