She has taught at the University of Arizona, Arizona State University, the Art Institute of Tucson and in the magnet program at Tucson Unified School District.
As an artist (and because of her work in the entertainment industry), Jorgiana is critical of the control mass media has in our society and, as a result, stresses the importance of media literacy to her students.
She requires students in each class she teaches to create their own media and distribute it through today’s most prevalent mass medium, the World Wide Web. Her students quickly realize they themselves are mass media producers and are able to forward independent ideas while circumventing the authority of traditional media gatekeepers.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in 1999. After working in the studios of local television stations, she returned to school and completed her Masters degree in 2002. Her emphasis was two-fold: theory (representation of minorities in film and television) and production.
Jorgiana is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, as well as the Producers Guild of America and the International Documentary Association.
Her filmmaking client list includes the State of Ohio Department of Youth Services, the State of Kentucky Children’s Law Center, PAXIS Institute, My Dream Home, Tucson Fashion Week, Arizona International Film Festival, Tucson Humane Society, and Roadhouse Cinemas.
Her students have gone on to create their own video production houses; work as producers and cinematographers in Los Angeles, New York, Tokyo and Berlin; and win national and regional awards for their independent film and video projects.
You can find more samples of her work at her company website, EverythingsJake.TV