Assistant Professor, Environmental Science & Studi, DePaul University
As leader of the Lab for Urban Forestry in the Anthropocene, Jess studies tree planting, neighborhoods, and urban social-ecological systems through the lens of sustainability science. She is passionate about creating spaces in which everyone can find their place to contribute to creating a world where all can thrive and flourish. Her quest is to answer the question, How can we create more resilient communities of humans and nature? Jess received her PhD, MPA, and MSES from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana), and her B.A. in biology and environmental studies from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin).
Key research Interests: urban sustainability, urban forestry, science-policy-practice interface,