Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno

Adjunct Lecturer
Interdisciplinary Studies
School of Undergraduate Studies

MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies

Jessa Brie Berkner, MFA  has been building arts education and creating theatre in the Bay Area since 1997. She is Founding Director of the Oakland Theatre Arts Initiative with Oakland Unified School District, where she is current Theatre and Arts Integration Specialist. In 2005, she founded the nationally-award winning student company OakTechRep at Oakland Technical High School. Moreno is on faculty at San Jose State U. and the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a Professional Expert for Alameda County Office of Ed. and has been Movement Director with Laney College's Fusion Theatre. Her directorial work has appeared in collaborations with CalShakes, Stanford, UC Davis and in Edinburgh, Scotland. Recently she has directed for the San Jose Stage Co. (The Rainmaker), Marin Theatre Co. (school tour), the reading series at SF Playhouse (The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Better), Playground at Berkeley Rep, and as Asst. Director for Macbeth at CalShakes. In 2011 she developed, directed and produced the critically acclaimed The Last Night of the Barbary Coast at Somarts in SF. As an actor she has worked with A.C.T., Marin Theatre Company, Aurora, TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage Co., SFShakes, and CenterRep, among others. Professional Awards include an Emmy (Motion Capture Specialist), Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle, Dean Goodman, and Shellie Best Actress Awards. She is a graduate of Scuola Internazionale dell'Attore Comico in Italy and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Creative Inquiry from CIIS.

BA in Interdisciplinary Studies Faculty

Sara Maria Acevedo Sara Maria Acevedo
Adjunct Instructor, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, Temple University ,
BA, Universidad de Salamanca,
David Belden David Belden
Adjunct Lecturer,
D Phil, University of Oxford ,
BA, Oxford University,
Mordecai Cohen Ettinger Mordecai Cohen Ettinger
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, New College of California ,
BA, McGill University,
Axil Cricchio Axil Cricchio
Adjunct Lecturer,
MA, BA, California State University, Monterey Bay,
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Michelle Eng Michelle Eng
Dean, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, University of Hawaii, Manoa,
Monique LeSarre Monique LeSarre
Adjunct Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Transformative Inquiry Department
PsyD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Isabel Garcia-Gonzales Isabel Garcia-Gonzales
Lecturer,
MFA, Mills College,
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison,
Marisa Handler
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, University of Iowa,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Yue Ming Huang Yue Ming Huang
Program Manager,
Kathy Littles Kathy Littles
Dean,
Director,
PhD, University of California, Davis,
Claudia Lodia Claudia Lodia
Adjunct Lecturer, Interdisciplinary Studies
Kai Lundgren-Williams Kai Lundgren-Williams
Adjunct Senior Lecturer ,
Adjunct Senior Lecturer , Interdisciplinary Studies
PhD, Binghamton University ,
Alec MacLeod Alec MacLeod
Professor,
MFA, Stanford University,
BA, Hampshire College,
Charlotte María Sáenz Charlotte María Sáenz
Senior Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
EdM, Harvard University,
Jessa Brie Moreno Jessa Brie Moreno
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Amanda Morrison Amanda Morrison
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
BA, San Jose State University,
Sandra M. Pacheco Sandra M. Pacheco
Associate Professor,
PhD, MS, University of California, Santa Cruz,
BA, California State University, Los Angeles,
Brynn Saito Brynn Saito
Adjunct Lecturer,
MFA, Sarah Lawrence College; MA, New York University,
BA, University of California, Berkeley,
Sara Salazar Sara Salazar
Lecturer,
Adjunct Lecturer, Women's Spirituality
PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Sonya Shah Sonya Shah
Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies
MFA, Art Institute of Chicago,
BA, Brown University,
Jesus Solorio Jesus Solorio
Adjunct Lecturer , School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Nick Walker Nick Walker
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Undergraduate Studies
BA, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Kerri Welch Kerri Welch
Adjunct Lecturer, Integrative Health Studies
Adjunct Lecturer, Philosophy and Religion Department
PhD, MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,
Zara Zimbardo Zara Zimbardo
Adjunct Lecturer, School of Consciousness and Transformation
MA, California Institute of Integral Studies,

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