Jahmese Kathleen Myres is an organizer and researcher based in Oakland, CA. As Deputy Director at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy (EBASE), she supports the advancement of EBASE's economic and racial justice campaigns, led by powerful coalitions of community, labor, youth and faith partners. Over the last 9 years, Jahmese has led ground-breaking victories to ensure local economic development projects are accountable to the most impacted communities; specifically low wage workers, people of color, women, and formerly incarcerated folks.
Jahmese also is also Chair of the City of Oakland Planning Commission where she engages in similar work from a decision-maker perspective. She holds a B.S. in Economics from Saint Mary’s College of California and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from University of California, Irvine.