Jessica received her Master of Arts in environmental journalism from Michigan State University in 2008 and her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northern Illinois University in 2005. After graduation, Jessica worked as an editorial assistant for the national environmental lifestyle publication, Plenty Magazine, until its untimely demise following the economic crash of 2008. Since then, Jessica has worked as a freelance writer covering various local and national environmental issues. Her articles have appeared in a number of award-winning publications such as Grist, Environmental Health News, Earth Island Journal, Scientific American, and Audubon Magazine.
Jessica currently writes for Earthjustice Quarterly Magazine, monthly e-newsletter, and blog, and creates in-depth feature packages about Earthjustice’s work on environmental issues. Her goal is to bring to life Earthjustice’s inspiring and crucially important environmental litigation work through multimedia storytelling. Currently, Jessica resides in the California Bay Area where she likes to spend much of her time gardening, doing yoga, reading great works of investigative journalism, shopping at farmers’ markets, and walking the trails with her dogs, Emma and Charlie.