Jessica Marcy is a multimedia storyteller with extensive experience in journalism, non-profit storytelling and documentary filmmaking. Her goal is to create compassion, connection and understanding through her work. She is currently the architect and manager of the video production unit at the American Institutes for Research, a non-profit that works on education, health, international development, and other social issues. She is involved in all aspects of video from pre-production planning to interviewing, filming, editing, project management, and tracking analytics.
She is skilled in writing, editing, video, and photography. She previously worked as a web reporter at Kaiser Health News, where she covered health care issues for KHN and their partners including The Washington Post, NPR, MSNBC and McClatchy. She has also worked as a reporter for The Roanoke Times and Latinamerica Press, a bilingual publication in Peru. She also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, where she worked on a variety of health and water sanitation projects.
Jessica earned a Master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, a graduate certificate in documentary filmmaking from George Washington University, and an undergraduate degree in Latin American Studies from Barnard College. Jessica speaks Spanish, French and Bambara, and has a passion for documentaries, international development, health, and healing. She is also a certified yoga teacher and teaches weekly yoga classes at a local juvenile detention center.
Currently based in Washington, D.C, Jessica is available for assignments worldwide.