Jen Fischer is a teaching artist with a creative focus on filmmaking and writing. Fischer’s multi-award winning feature film, "Smuggled,” screened at 100+ theatrical venues at universities, colleges and community organizations throughout the United States and abroad. Her short film “The wHOLE” premiered at Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary Human Rights Conference.
Her work has been featured by: NBCLatino, NBCBLK, ABC, Fusion, Univision, Vice News, etc. Fischer writes about filmmaking, motherhood, arts education and more. Her narrative work pulls from historical events and true life experiences.
She is currently working on a novel series that draws on 10 years of genocide research and an Antarctic mystery inspired by the travels of her great-aunt and great-uncle, a geologist who traveled the world.
She has an essay forthcoming in What Is A Criminal? to be published by Routledge in 2022, and her essay “Coffee Can Change” was published in It’s Not All About You: Young Adults Seeking Justice, from Chalice Press. She holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a MA from Harvard University in Middle Eastern Studies, where she received a prestigious FLAS Scholarship.