Jess Alvarenga

Jess Alvarenga is an audio producer and documentary filmmaker from the American South. Meeting at the intersection of art and journalism, they use storytelling as a way to document and reimagine immigrant narratives, particularly that of the Central American Diaspora. In Spring 2017, they were awarded an Individual Artist Grant from the Houston Arts Alliance and the City of Houston for their work on the Central American population in Houston. Jess has a Master’s in Journalism degree from UC Berkeley. Find more of their work at