Jessica is a Program Manager of Early Talent Diversity Programs at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) where she manages WWF’s internship program and leads engagement with academic institutions and programs to create pipelines of diverse talent for the environmental and conservation field. Previously, she was at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions where she published papers and worked with companies to reduce their GHG impact in the electricity, thermal energy, transportation, and buildings sectors.
Prior to YSE, she worked at Calpine, a natural gas and geothermal energy company. She supported environmental compliance and permitting, implemented the California cap and trade program, and analyzed water-energy nexus issues. At YSE, she discovered a love for service to her community as a Fresh and Salty SIG leader, EQUID member, Peer Mentor, GPSS Senator, and mentor to New Haven students interested in STEM. In Washington, D.C., she is a co-leader for the YSE in D.C. alumni network and a mentor for BEST Kids, an organization empowering youth in foster care. She holds a B.S. in Managerial Economics from University of California, Davis.