As Deputy CEO, Jessica leads WFA’s policy team and facilitates the organisation’s strategic direction.
Jessica was previously Executive Director of World Animal Net, where she laid the foundation for the WFA and spearheaded the organisation’s engagement in the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda. Her background in science and policy enables her to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to achieve concrete actions for animals, including the Animals’ Manifesto, endorsed by Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, and 179 animal protection, human rights, and environmental organisations, as well as animal welfare guidelines with the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health and Wageningen University. She holds an MS in Animals and Public Policy from Tufts University and a BS in Biology.
She lives in Golden, Colorado, and is mama to one human, two rescue dogs, and the cockatiel who sparked her drive to improve the well-being of all animals.