“The more we found pairing food and light drinks as another gateway to empathy and conversation, the easier it got. We figured, why not put ourselves in an environment where we can flourish on the experience of connection? And why not do it big in a way where we can actually help the community find their voice and find their platform, and find their community members too all at the table? Because at the end of the day, we all have a seat at the table, we just have to figure out a way to place it together.

Jam Zumel is a jack of all trades. He’s a coffee connoisseur, a creative documentarian, and a marketing director. He’s a transplant from San Francisco that made San Diego his home and found potential in this city known for tourist attractions and all-year-round sunny weather. He’s left his mark in a short amount of time by cultivating meaningful connections with those in the community who share the same vision as him. Empathy. His ultimate goal is to connect others and bring a level of understanding and community among the diverse groups of people in San Diego. Through his involvement with Crafted, SIFTR, Open Gym, and Beyond Babel, he’s started conversations that spark inspiration, growth, and different perspectives.

In this episode of the podcast, we chat about how everyone has a seat at the table. And he’s curated an experience (Crafted) that he hopes expands beyond that dinner table. We chat about breaking down the barriers beyond the titles of our jobs and the boxes we fit in, appreciating the little things, and being multi-passionate and how it’s okay to want to do a lot of things.

Tune into the podcast here.

Follow Jam

Jam’s Instagram: @jamuelle.z
Crafted: @crafted_sd
SIFTR: @siftr.info
Beyond Babel: @beyondbabelshow
Open Gym: @opengymsd