Jessica is Founder and President of Catalynics, a consultancy with the mission to help corporations and NGOs catalyze smart strategy, partner collaboration, stakeholder engagement, project ideation and development, communications and issues management in corporate social responsibility and sustainability. Jessica also has experience in designing and executing market research and assessments. Some of Jessica's current clients include the World Resources Institute, the US Chamber Foundation, USAID, World Wildlife Fund and the Strategic Innovation Lab.
Jessica has 20+ years of sustainability operational and policy experience across a number of sectors, most recently serving as the North American Director of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). In addition to member and stakeholder engagement, business development and program and policy support, Jessica ran WBCSD's global Sustainable Lifestyles project.
Prior to WBCSD, Jessica worked for the World Wildlife Fund on a variety of environmental, climate and forest policy issues as well on corporate forest supply chain partnerships. Jessica also worked for International Paper Corporation in various sustainability, stakeholder engagement, partnerships and issues management roles.
Currently, Jessica is affiliated with Forum for the Future, IO Sustainability, and Proforest. She is a Fellow at Virginia Tech, a member of the Board of IUCN-US, and a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Combatting Deforestation. Jessica holds a Master's in Forest Science from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and degrees in History and Biology from Messiah College.