Jordan Vesey is a filmmaker, producer, and journalist whose mission is to use documentary as a tool to celebrate and empower images of underrepresented people on screen. She has worked for the PBS NewsHour for over five years producing a wide range of stories for both web and television broadcast. Some of her favorite topics to cover include the intersection of politics, race and identity, youth culture, education and music. She is the recipient of the RIAS Berlin Commission’s German reporting fellowship, as well as the winner of the Stone Soup Films Doc in a Day Film Festival. She created the PBS Newshour’s Student Reporting Labs “Level Up” series, for which she won a National Educational Telecommunications Association award for best instructional media in a large market. She is a person grounded in curiosity, and integrity who loves cinematic character portraits and investigative long form work equally. She attended Macalester College, grew up in New York City, and has a minor obsession with the historical figure Otto Von Bismarck.