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Jess Epsten

Digital Inclusion Initiative Specialist



Jess Epsten is the BAND-NC Project Specialist for IEI. Jess works with IEI’s BAND-NC program, supporting digital inclusion efforts across the state.

Jess is from Durham, N.C. Jess received their undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Barnard College and their Masters in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. A librarian by trade, Jess has worked in public and academic libraries and nonprofits. Prior to becoming a librarian, they ran a small farm with their partner. Jess loves plants, baseball, astrology, birding, making zines and their cat Pluto.

Jess has been with IEI since 2023.


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