Jesica is the Associate Director and Director of Stewardship and Community Conservation for the Coastal Land Trust, located in North Carolina. She started her journey with the Coastal Land Trust after receiving her BS in Environmental Science/Natural Resources from Johnson State College as well as a Certificate in Forestry and Wildlife Conservation in 2001. She most recently received certificates in Executive Leadership and Change Management from Cornell.
She currently serves on the Masonboro Island and Bird Island Local Advisory Committees. She co-chairs the Cape Fear Arch Collaborative Partnership and served on the boards of the Cedar Hill/West Bank Cultural History Foundation and the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. In the fall of 2020, Jesica was appointed to the National Land Trust Alliance Conservation Defense Advisory Council.
When Jesica isn't spending her free time on the beaches of North Carolina, she can be found in upstate New York, visiting family and hanging out on Lake Champlain.