Jessica is the Senior Manager for Government Partnerships at the World Resources Institute. In this role, she manages fundraising and stewardship efforts for select government partners as part of the Global Development Team. Jessica has ten years of experience in fundraising and program management roles within the international development and think tank sectors.

Prior to joining WRI, she served as the Senior Proposal Writer and Program Design Manager at the Pan American Development Foundation where she ushered in grants of up to $25 million USD and helped expand the organization’s presence in Latin America. Jessica has also previously held positions with Partners Global and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars managing a wide-range of development and public policy programming on Latin America and the Caribbean. As a consultant, Jessica contributed research to the World Bank’s work on violence reduction in the Americas.

Jessica holds a B.A. in International Relations from Wellesley College and a Masters in International Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School, where she specialized in conflict resolution and human security.