Jessie received her B.A. in ethnomusicology from Barnard College in May 2019. While at Barnard, Jessie was very active with Students for Justice in Palestine, and completed a senior thesis, “Vocality in Exile: The Indigenization of Scottish Bagpipes in a Palestinian Refugee Community,” drawn from time she spent working in Southern Lebanon in a Palestinian refugee camp (Advisor: Professor Aaron Fox). Outside of her scholarship, Jessie enjoys singing, choral conducting, and seeing any/all live music.
PhD Student in Ethnomusicology