Jessica Chriesman is Opportunity Alabama’s Manager of Programs and Engagement. Jessica manages OPAL’s communications strategy and engages with all the communities in our programs. Prior to joining Opportunity Alabama, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Filmmaking and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Upon graduation, Jessica spent four years at Impact America where she managed a team of AmeriCorps members and was the creative lead on all communications. where she made a variety of films. As a filmmaker, she has had the privilege of screening films in festivals across the United States.
As a Birmingham native, Jessica is excited to use her skills to share the stories of Alabama’s communities and the work of Opportunity Alabama.