Jessica joined the NEFSC in early 2007 in the Population Dynamics Branch, where she worked on discard estimation and stock assessments for about 7 years. She then moved to the Ecosystem Surveys Branch to work on research related to the Center’s bottom trawl survey for 3 years, and later joined the Cooperative Research Branch to serve as analyst focusing on the Gulf of Maine bottom longline survey. In January 2021, Jessica took over the position of IFS lead in the Fisheries Monitoring Operations Branch.
Jessica received a B.S. in Wildlife Biology with a minor in Math from the University of Montana, a Master’s in Ecology from the University of Burgundy (France), and a Professional Science Master’s in Quantitative Fisheries from the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore. In her free time, Jessica enjoys traveling, camping, hiking, sailing, skiing, and generally pursuing outdoor adventures with friends and family.