Jess works in the land protection department for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests. Previously she worked as Natural Resource Specialist for New Hampshire’s Land and Community Heritage Investment Program (LCHIP). Prior to her tenure at LCHIP, Jess worked as Land Protection Specialist at the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust in northern NH. She has a decade of experience working with towns, land trusts, and agencies statewide on important land conservation projects. She holds a MS in Resource Management and Conservation from Antioch University New England, and currently is finishing a PhD. Her Doctoral work is funded by the National Park Service and is focused on disturbance-recovery dynamics post-wildfire in upland forests of New England. She also serves on the Board of Trustees at the Piscataquog Land Conservancy where she is Chair of Stewardship.