8 Things About Jessica Mele, Executive Director

Our indefatigable Executive Director opens up… 

1) WHEREABOUTS: San Francisco (Hayes Valley)

2) EXPERIENCE: Organizer for the Harvard Union of Clerical & Technical Workers (HUCTW), Project Coordinator at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Gov’t, and at least 3 program positions at Performing Arts Workshop before becoming ED in 2011. Ed. M. in Education Policy & Management at Harvard Graduation School of Education; B.A. from Smith College. Currently a producer and writer/director/actor of sketch comedy with SF’s Pianofight Theater Company.

3) 2 ALBUMS YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT: 

Jonathan Richman – Best of

Beatles – Revolver

3) ARTISTS YOU WISH YOU KNEW IN REAL LIFE: Barbara Stanwyck

4) FAVORITE BOOK TO BRING TO THE BEACH: The Group by Mary McCarthy

5) FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Outer Lands

6) BEST FOOD TRUCK: Liba Falafel

7) WHAT DO YOU MISS FROM YOUR HOMETOWN? Changing of the seasons, each season; real apple cider; apple cider donuts.

8) FASHION ICON: Is there another? Audrey Hepburn.

Additional Q: Best place to escape the heat on hot days in SF? Top of bernal heights.

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You might also enjoy reading Jess’ foreword in the 2011 Annual Report.

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