Advisor on issues of Governance and Human Rights
Based in the USA. Jessica is a social science researcher, writer, and activist with over ten years’ experience working on natural resource governance and environmental justice. She has worked with a wide range of civil society organizations at the local, national, and international level. Currently based in the Washington, D.C. area, she is a part-time consultant and full-time parent of two environmental-justice activists-in-training. She has also lived and worked in Tanzania and Switzerland, including volunteering and consulting with Tanzanian CSOs on research and advocacy for more just and effective natural resource governance. She has a Master’s in Public Policy and has worked on human rights-based approaches to conservation with IUCN’s Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (CEESP) as a Fulbright Scholar in 2007. As a volunteer and periodic consultant to the ICCA Consortium, Jessica has participated in international meetings, including the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), and is co-developing guidance on governance vitality and ICCA self-strengthening.