Jess is an environmental scientist with a passion for solving practical and community based problems. She holds a Bachelor of Science with majors in biology and geography, achieving first class Honours for her research on impacts of feral horses and deer in Kosciuszko National Park, and a Masters of Environmental Science (Advanced) where she focused on the Phoracantha beetle mediated snow-gum dieback.
Her experience includes ecological research, environmental impact assessment consulting, species monitoring, spatial analyses and invertebrate taxonomy. With a background in education, she has spent time teaching and science communicating for all ages, including at kids camps in Australia and the USA and delivering coursework at the Australian National University. She is big on community engagement, regularly contributing to environmental and social causes.
Jess works on the land of the Ngunnawal people.