jade cruz quinn
publications | about

Jade Quinn is a Digital Media Specialist at a homeless services organization at Skid Row, as well as a published poet, filmmaker, and multimedia artist. She has a passion for serving communities on the margins of society—homeless, incarcerated, special needs, at-risk youth, and more. Her experience spans digital marketing, social services, education, and the arts. Jade holds a Bachelor of Arts in Writing and Literature from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. In 2016, she was awarded the Amiri Baraka Award from her alma mater in recognition of her work in marginalized communities. After teaching at-risk and special needs youth, she transitioned to working in social service organizations, serving the Skid Row community for the past 3+ years. In addition, Jade has worked in digital marketing for over 5 years, with expertise in email campaigns, social media, copywriting, blogging, and other written mediums. Her debut short film, Please Open A Door for Me, will be released in 2019.

See her perform April 2019 at the New Orleans Poetry Festival.

Contact her at the following links:

select performances

Cosmic Collective, 2019
New Orleans Poetry Festival, New Orleans, LA

I’m Alive In Los Angeles, 2019
Poetry at the Space, Los Angeles, CA

Poetry at the Ben Montgomery Mile, 2018
Zephyr Community Art Studio, Santa Fe, NM

Aware Project — Guest Artist, 2017
Counterpunch Studios, Los Angeles, CA

professional highlights

Digital Media Specialist
Union Rescue Mission, Los Angeles, CA

Board of Directors
Covenant Home for Children, Georgetown, Guyana

Freelance Writer & Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO / Los Angeles, CA

English Instructor
OFL Charter Schools, San Fernando Valley, CA

Marketing Coordinator
East West Wellness, Louisville, CO

Semicolon Collaborative,  Boulder, CO


Bachelor of Arts in Writing & LiteratureNaropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics


Krystal Krunch Artist Intuitive Workshop, 2017
Machine Project

Summer Writing Program, 2015-2016
Naropa University | Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics