2019-2021 MarineGEO Postdoctoral Fellow
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute & Princeton University Department of Geosciences
Jessica is a postdoctoral fellow at STRI and PU where she uses geochemical techniques to reconstruct changes in past marine food webs. One of her primary tools in this pursuit is using fish trophic level as a metric to quantify ecological variations. Jessica completed her PhD in Geosciences at Princeton University in 2019 and B.A. in Biology at Colby College in 2009. Between graduate and undergraduate studies, she was a NOAA Marine Fisheries At-Sea Monitor and a research technician at the Prince William Sound Science Center, Stream Ecology Center, and Marine Environmental Research Institute. Jessica grew up in Vermont, where her love of aquatic life started early with many hours exploring rivers and lifting up large rocks searching for salamanders.