Santana is currently enrolled in the Art Institute of St. Louis studying the culinary arts.
Danielle Aziz is a Video Specialist at Edward Jones Investments where she manages distribution and duplication for the St. Louis and Canadian headquarters. In addition she is responsible for assisting in the productions of the firm’s live and taped training broadcasts. Aziz received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Webster University in St Louis, MO.
Sarah Cato holds an Associate of Arts degree from St. Louis Community College concentrating on history and political science, B.A. from St. Louis University in American Studies with emphasis on history and political science and a J.D. from Howard University. A retired attorney, she is currently a student in American Culture at Washington University; she will complete her thesis and graduate in May.
Gretchen Dalzell is a Library Assistant at the Art and Architecture Library at Washington University in St. Louis. Gretchen is currently pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree.
Maya holds a MFA at Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts Washington University in St. Louis.
De Nichols is currently a St. Louis-based social practice designer, lecturer, museum educator, and start-up leader who helps changemakers nationwide actualize creative approaches to social and racial justice issues. Most recently, De was named a 2016 Visionary Award recipient for community impact in the city of St. Louis.
De holds a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU), where she specialized in social entrepreneurship and socio-economic development. She was in the process of earning her Bachelors of Fine Arts (BFA) degree from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art at WashU as a John B. Ervin Scholar, during the time she participated in the filming of JC2BO.
Visit De’s website to get the complete list of awards, exhibition and lectures, as well as, her philosophy on the relationship of art and social justice.
Meheriet graduated from University City High School.
Arion Ford is a freelance journalist currently attending school pursuing a bachelors degree in political science. He has covered the events in Ferguson as well as the social justice issues happening across the country. He is also the communications coordinator for the local NAACP St. Louis County.
Chris Gatewood was attending Crossroads College Preparatory School during the time we were filming. He now studies Film Directing at Columbia College Chicago and will graduate with a BFA in the fall of 2016. His future plans include internships and continuing with a directing position at a small commercial production company in LA. Visit Chris’ website: https://about.me/chrisgatewood
Josalynn Smith is currently attending Columbia University Film MFA program and is a Washington University in St Louis alumna. She started working on Jim Crow to Barack Obama in the summer of 2010 when she was 16 years old. With her continued interest in film making, Josalynn hopes to produce films that center marginalized narratives.