Jess Smoot

Program Assistant

Jess Smoot (they/them) is a program assistant supporting Interfaith America’s Higher Education team. They hold an MFA in Performance from School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and have worked in Chicago’s arts and theatre scenes as an artist, educator, and program administrator since 2017. Coming from an artistic practice that centers art as a tool for community building and social change, they found many shared values in the work at Interfaith America and were delighted at the opportunity to join the team! In their free time, you’ll find them two-stepping, clowning, or plotting their next adventure with their pet rabbit Algy.

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