Jessie was born in the woods of Northern Maine and came to Seattle via New York City. She’s equally at home trekking deep into the backcountry or riding her bike in rush hour traffic. With over a decade of experience in stakeholder engagement and systems design, she directs Earth Economics’ community engagement work, helping to translate community priorities into efficient, equitable solutions to urban and rural challenges. She has worked on issues that range from food justice to solar energy siting, and her research has spanned topics from the economic impacts of soil contamination to the determinants of public investment in green infrastructure. She uses both quantitative and qualitative methods in her projects to inform her analyses with real world experiences, resulting in practical tools that maximize impact and are easy to use.
“The Food That Grows Out of The Water, The Economic Benefits of Wild Rice in Minnesota.” Earth Economics, Tacoma, WA. August, 2018.
"The Value of Southern Resident Killer Whales to Washington's Economy." Webinar for Governor Jay Inslee's Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force. August 16, 2018.
"Go Green: Muni bond financing for consumer rebates and other distributed water investments." Earth Economics. Tacoma, WA. August, 2018
“Get the Lead Out: The Economic Impacts of Soil Contamination." Presentation to the 6th World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists. Gothenburg, Sweden. June 26, 2018.
“Green Infrastructure: Advancing Nature-Based Solutions to Urban Challenges.” National webinar for community leaders and decision makers. Feb 14, 2018.
M.S. Natural Resource Management:
Economics & Policy
Central Washington University | Ellensburg, WA
Certificate in Ecological Restoration
South Seattle College | Seattle, WA
Saint Anselm College | Manchester, NH