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Jessica Angima

Deputy Training Director

Jessica Angima (she/her) is a first-generation Kenyan-American organizer and social practice artist. She works to support Arena training events and help organizers build thoughtful people-centered campaigns.

Prior to joining Arena in 2020, she managed the Downtown Brooklyn Arts Management Fellowship, a project of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs aimed at developing a diverse pipeline of future arts leaders. During this time she also received over 400 hours of meditation instruction training and began providing community-engaged art and meditation workshops throughout New York City. With this background, Jessica centers the creative and relational in supporting the progressive movement. Jessica is a member of North Star Fund’s Community Funding Committees and holds an MA in Arts Politics from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Brooklyn, NY on unceded Lenape territory with her cat and her books. In her free time, you can find her enjoying neighborhood green spaces and gardens.