Jessica Brand is Senior Manager for Strategic Communications. She supports narrative development to advance WRI’s work, including editing, writing, and strategic guidance around projects and products, with a particular focus on driving more ambitious climate action. Prior to taking on this institutional role, Jessica led communications for the New Climate Economy project, housed at WRI.

Jessica has been working in communications in Washington DC for over a decade. Beginning with in-house work at two environmental NGOs, Jessica then moved on to work as a Program Director at a PR firm and as an independent communications consultant. Originally from the UK, Jessica began her career in Westminster, UK, working as a Parliamentary Researcher to a Member of Parliament.

Jessica holds a Bachelor’s from the University of York, UK. She lives in Washington DC with her husband and two sons.