Introducing the SJA Fellowship
Our first class of young creators
Steve believed that if you give great tools to talented people, they will use them to make wonderful things. The SJA Fellowship is a one-year, nonresidential program for young creators who are working at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts. Each fellow in our inaugural class receives a stipend, along with resources and tools to help them in their creative, professional, and personal development.
Meet the 2023 SJA Fellows
Adam SalehLos Angeles, CA Adam is a designer developing tools that give non-designers the creative agency to bring their ideas to life.
Brinlee KiddDewey-Humboldt, AZ Brinlee is a data scientist and question-asker creating digital education platforms that empower students and teachers alike.
Gabriel BirnbaumSan Francisco, CA Gabriel is a computational scientist and designer exploring the use of AI in media and visual production for human connection.
Harrison NichollsSan Mateo, CA Harrison is a computer scientist and musician building a digital tool that will make music composition more accessible for everyone.
J WangBrooklyn, NY J is a filmmaker examining themes of belonging through the eyes of outsiders motivated by the need for connection.
Jeevanjot “JJ” KapurDes Moines, IA JJ is a storyteller using digital media to build trust, empathy, and authentic bridges between urban and rural communities.
Jessica ShandCambridge, MA Jessica is a performer and composer creating innovative musical experiences that use technology and mathematics.
Tom MahotaMinneapolis, MN Tom is an engineer, ceramicist, and designer using new technologies and software to enhance traditional craftwork.
Wendi YanLos Angeles, CAWendi is an artist and researcher drawing from history to examine myths about technological progress.