Jessica brings almost 10 years of zero waste experience to her work at Cascadia. She has more than six years of specific experience planning, conducting, analyzing, and reporting on large-scale waste characterization studies. At Cascadia, her roles have ranged from overall project management, to study design preparation, to field logistics coordination, to data analysis and reporting. Jessica has provided writing and editorial review for almost all waste characterization deliverables Cascadia has produced over the past three years.
Jessica has also provided strategic program management and on-the-ground waste reduction technical assistance for the StopWaste Business Partnership Program; the cities of Oakland, Fremont, Los Altos, Hayward, Livermore, and Palo Alto; and Alameda, San Mateo, and Santa Clara Counties. Through this work, she has partnered with thousands of businesses and residents throughout the Bay Area to assess their current material streams and has used community-based social marketing strategies to improve program participation.
Before Cascadia, Jessica worked on zero waste issues in Texas, including co-authoring a plan to reuse and recycle construction debris at Rice University and completing a feasibility assessment and planning process for improving recycling at Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Jessica lives in San Francisco, and fills her spare time with ballet, hiking, baking, and volunteering as a wildlife rehabilitator.