Staff

Andrea Quijada

aiquijada [at] yahoo [dot] com
Andrea Quijada served as the executive director of Media Literacy Project from 2008 - 2015. Prior to that, she was MLP's director of community education from 2002 - 2008. With more than a decade of experience as a media literacy trainer, and over 20 years as a community organizer, Andrea has a deep passion for social and media justice. She presents nationally and internationally on the impact of media on culture, politics, and technology and is particularly interested in media as a tool for self-determination and movement building. Andrea earned her M.A. in art history from the University of New Mexico. Andrea is the owner of Andrea I Quijada Consulting and is currently available to provide media literacy trainings, anti-oppression workshops, and facilitation sessions for your organization.

Jessica Collins

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jessicalopez1 [at] gmail [dot] com

Jessica Collins joined MLP in 2003 and served as the program director from 2009 - 2015. She has trained thousands of youth, educators, and community leaders across the nation on media literacy topics including gender, race, body image, food marketing, reality television, and digital storytelling. She coordinated MLP's Girl Tech program and she developed several MLP multimedia educational resources including Challenging the Debt Industry, a documentary and media literacy curriculum on predatory lending. Jessica has over ten years of filmmaking experience and is a graduate from the University of New Mexico where she earned a B.A. in media arts. Jessica is currently available for media literacy trainings.