Jessica Mitchell

Graduated: 2009, Masters in Pan African Studies

Thesis title: Invisible women melting : Connecting climate change and women of African descent through African orature

Alumni information

Enrolled: 2nd Masters: Public Communications Department
Graduate Prize Recipient: MA Thesis
Member of the Professional Black Writer
She has her own production company and frequently engages in spoken word performance.

Graduate Student Information

Jessica Ann Mitchell was raised in Milledgeville, GA. She completed her undergraduate work at Fort Valley State University where she majored in African World Studies with a Pre-Law Concentration. J.A.M. graduated Suma Cum Laude from Fort Valley State University in May 2007. Jessica (JAM-THE-LBG) is an award winning spoken word artist and actress that strives to educate and uplift humanity through her works. She has received numerous recognition and awards. Recently, she was awarded a Superior rating at the National Association of Dramatics and Speech Arts 2007 Conference in the category of Dramatic Monologue. She was awarded 3rd place in the international Citizens for Global Solutions 2006 Virtual Poetry Slam Contest. She has also been the featured spoken word artist for numerous events and conferences. One such event was the Americans for Informed Democracy¿s Darfur, the International Criminal Court, and Beyond: A Summit for Young Global Leaders. After completing her MA in Pan African studies, J.A.M. plans to publish her first collection of poetry and her second spoken word CD. She hopes to use spoken word as an avenue to spread a global message of urgency and peace. May 2009 Graduate.

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