Jessica Salans is an activist and storyteller, originally from the Bay Area, California. She cultivated her love of theater spending summers with California Theater Center's s conservatory programs. In college, she discovered her passion for directing and producing theater. Jessica co-founded SPOTLITE Stage Company (Student Productions Operating to Learn and Integrate Theater Education) at San Jose State and worked with Marin Shakespeare Festival, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival and Berkeley Repertory upon graduation.
In 2013, Jessica moved to Los Angeles. She has served as Outreach Director for the start-up theater/film/arts production company, a Working Theater, co-founded a children's picture book publishing imprint, Coralstone Press, and ran for city council of Los Angeles' District 13 (Hollywood, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Korea Town.)
Upon garnering 13% of the vote, the Salans' campaign folded into a new organization, Ground Game LA, of which Jessica serves as a lead facilitating organizer.
Jessica resides in Hollywood and is currently looking for a job to sustain her passions of neighborhood organizing, ramen eating, garden growing and traveling.