Jessica Deaver completed her Master of Architecture degree in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Science in Radio-TV-Film. She is currently working in the field of architecture in Los Angeles, California. She has an interest in connecting people and different cultures with the environment. In 2007, she became fluent in Spanish while living and working in the village of Cárdenas, Nicaragua for a year. She witnessed firsthand the power of living a life that is simple and connected to the earth. Jessica is an avid explorer, having traveled the US, Central America, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Europe. In 2011, Jessica joined her father’s architectural practice and was responsible for environment and sustainability issues. She also wrote, directed, and shot the video "Mirror House," which focused her interests in how moving images tell an architectural story. Combining cinematography, the sculptural aspects of architecture, and her belief in healing landscapes, Jessica’s graduate thesis, as well as her professional work, reflect her passion and commitment to creating a better world for both humans and the places we inhabit.
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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.
The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.