Chief Strategy & People Officer
As the chief strategy officer, Jessica Malek leads Big Thought’s knowledge development and dissemination arm, which includes research and evaluation, knowledge sharing and the development of new program initiatives. She has worked in the North Texas community for more than 15 years as a nonprofit administrator, arts educator, program developer and artist. In addition to her work at Big Thought, Jessica also serves as a board member and executive producer for Project X, an interdisciplinary performing arts company located in Dallas’ design district.
Before her tenure at Big Thought, she held a number of key administrative positions at the Dallas Theater Center, SMU Meadows School of the Arts and TITAS. Jessica received a bachelor’s degree in theater arts from Texas A&M University.