Jessica has been working in and around the marine environment for almost 15 years, doing everything from endangered species work to informal education and philanthropy in a variety of locales from the PNW and Alaska to the coast of New England. She recently completed a Master of Science in Biodiversity, Wildlife, and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh focusing on marine conservation. For her thesis, she developed a GIS-based suitability model to determine where non-finfish multi-trophic aquaculture could potentially be used to help restore kelp forests in the waters of Puget Sound in Washington State. She also holds a BS in Biology from Portland State University. In her spare time, she enjoys cruising the Puget Sound, adventuring near and far, and traveling to visit glaciers with her spouse.