Jessica is Senior Manager for Global Engagement with Global Forest Watch, a free online forest monitoring system that promotes transparency by providing near real-time information on the state of forests globally. Jessica leads efforts to ensure that civil society organizations (CSOs) and other local users around the world have access to the information they need to sustainably manage forests and promote accountability by decision-makers. As part of this strategy, she manages the Small Grants Fund and Tech Fellowship, which offer financial and technical support to CSOs and individuals in tropical forest countries in applying GFW tools and data to local contexts.

Jessica has more than a decade of experience working with international civil society organizations on issues including community conservation, ecotourism, sustainability standards and certification, and environmental education.

She holds a Master of Environmental Management from the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University and an MA in International Relations/International Environmental Policy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. Her research focused on strengthening the governance of REDD+ policies in Latin America, and the role of forests in the Sustainable Development Goals.