Jayeesha Dutta is a tri-coastal artivist-scholar pursuing a doctorate at the University of New Orleans researching the role of creative third space in relationship building for intersectional social justice movements. She has also been organizing with nearly 100 organizations across the Gulf Coast through the Gulf Future Coalition and Another Gulf Is Possible since 2013. In 2016, Jayeesha co-founded the Radical Arts and Healing Collective, an arts-based direct action & healing justice support hub. She's the board chair of Big Class and co-chair of the Visual Arts Innovation Ensemble at Alternate ROOTS. Her artistic mediums include photography, painting, Theater of the Oppressed & social praxis. She's an avid traveler, home chef and lover of live music.