Jessie Gaupel is a theatre artist and administrative professional from southern California. Since she was a child, Jessie has been writing, directing, and performing in plays. Most recently, her play “b17ch”, which focused on the treatment of women in the video game industry, was selected and produced for Urban Theatre Movement’s 2016 one-act festival. Jessie graduated from California State University Long Beach with a BA in Theatre and a distinction in Performance. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Arts Leadership at Seattle University.

Jessie is passionate about empowering young women to express themselves and find their unique voices. She has worked with many feminist organizations across the country including Young Women Empowered in Seattle and Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada. Jessie hopes to continue her work with young women because she deeply believes that the future is feminist!

In her spare time, Jessie likes to read comic books, play video games, and take pictures of her orange tabby cat, Kingsley.