Jessica Smith

Academic Advisor

Jessica-Brittany Smith

Jessica-Brittany (JB) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in New York. She began pursuing voice and acting in high school, attending Stella Adler’s teen conservatory summer programs. For her undergraduate experience, she studied acting, receiving a BFA in Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.

Since graduating in 2013, she has appeared in a wide array of film and live performance, including the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, Netflix’s Friends From College, iHeartRadio, Joe’s Pub, Salgado Productions’ Zuccotti Park: The MusicalMiss Julie at the Lincoln Center Festival, Paper Choreography at the Watermill International Summer Program, and Macbeth at the Park Avenue Armory. At the same time she co-founded NYU's Black Alumni Network, for which she now serves as Co-President to empower, connect, and celebrate the Black community within the greater NYU network. Such leadership led to Smith receiving the 2019 Michael Parkes Distinguished Alumni Award. Most recently, she creates music tied to visual elements under the name Jaibee. No matter the medium, Smith seeks to create that which will continually inspire others to move, think, and change.