Senior Project Director, Oceans
Areas of expertise: US and EU marine policy and law, US clean water policy and law
Jessica works with EDF’s European Oceans team to improve fisheries management in the European Union through legislative reform and hands-on assistance to governments and fishing communities.
She coordinates EDF’s engagement with 50in10, the global initiative to bring 50% of global marine fisheries under sustainable management within 10 years. And she works with EDF staff in the US to enhance the performance of regional fishery management councils.
A US-trained lawyer, prior to joining EDF Jessica was head of Marine and Fisheries Policy for WWF’s European Policy Office in Brussels. She has also worked to support water quality as a Senior Attorney at NRDC, and as Co-chair of the national Clean Water Network. She also served as Senior Counsel for Science and Policy at COMPASS, and Director of Publications for the Pew Oceans Commission.
- B.A. in Politics, Economics, Rhetoric and Law from the University of Chicago
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center
- Pew Fellow in Marine Conservation (2001)