Jessica Spence Moss
Jessica Spence Moss serves as the Interfaith Director at USC.
Jessica Spence Moss is a wife, mother, Mormon, Interfaith activist, and academic. She earned her PhD from Claremont Graduate University in Cultural Studies and was the recipient of an AAUW American Fellowship, as well as a CGU Transdisciplinary Studies grant for her work on interfaith communities. Over the past 10 years Jessica has worked closely with the Orange County Interfaith Network, and currently serves as the Executive Director of Interfaith Youth Alliance. She is a lecturer at CSU Fullerton, Mt. San Antonio College, and Chaffey College.
Jessica is dedicated to a worldview that is motivated by inclusion and compassion as the basis for connection between those of various religions, faiths, spiritualties, and ethical perspectives. Jessica is constantly in awe of the inspiration and beauty she finds in the religious and ethical traditions of the world and recognizes their role in creating a more just and peaceful world. Her passions for interfaith consists of gaining an understanding of diverse perspectives while deepening her own faith. Jessica promotes an interfaith ethic that seeks to make connections across religiosities, spiritualties, and social perspectives through meaningful dialogue that will not only benefit social relationships, but is necessary for lasting peace.