Founder and President, Catalynics
Jessica has 20+ years of sustainability operational and policy experience across a number of sectors, most recently having served 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 as on corporate forest supply chain partnerships. Jessica also worked for International Paper Corporation in a variety of sustainability, stakeholder engagement, partnerships and issues management roles. Jessica holds a Master of Forest Science degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and degrees in History and Biology from Messiah College.
Currently, Jessica is an Affiliate of Forum for the Future; a Fellow at Virginia Tech’s Center for Leadership in Global Sustainability; a member of the Board of IUCN-US; a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Agenda Council on Forests; an Advisor to The Forest Dialogue; and a Collaboration Trainer at CollaborateUp.