Assistant Professor of Fine Arts and Director of Pre-College Programs in SPACE
Sheila Johnson Design Center
Jessica Walker directs the Summer and Pre-College Programs at Parsons The New School for Design. In this role she collaborates with faculty and community partners to develop workshops, classes and other opportunities for students to engage with art and design, portfolio development and college readiness. Jessica also teaches drawing and digital media within the undergraduate program at Parsons and is a practicing artist and filmmaker. Her work focuses on the overlap between creative practice and social science. Jessica’s latest project, “366” is a documentary film in which she meets with New Yorkers on their birthday to document how this day is spent across different age groups and cultures. Jessica received her BA from the University of Virginia and her MFA from San Francisco State University.