Jess Alvarenga is a visual geographer and storyteller. Coupled with her background in journalism and social justice organizing, she uses photography as a way to document and reimagine immigrant narratives, particularly that of the Central American Diaspora. Her interests include urban political economies; religion and sexuality; diasporic identities; and volcanoes. She is the co-founder of Mujeres en Medio, an online media collective for women of color. In Spring 2017, she was awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston.
AWARDS & HONORS
Houston Arts Alliance Individual Artist Grant
REPORTING INTERESTSCentral America, Immigration, Latin America
MEDIA PLATFORMSPhotojournalism, Video Journalism