Jessie is the Program Coordinator for our Environmental Education, working to build IAE’s outdoor education program as well as the Great Basin Sagebrush Project, a special portion of the Sustainability in Prisons Project working to restore greater sage-grouse habitat. She works closely with both schools and correctional facilities in the area offering hands-on environmental education and restoration opportunities to K-12 grade students.
Jessie was born and raised in the foothills of Ozark Mountain country. She received her B.S. in Communications from Missouri State University and moved to Oregon in 2009 to further her education and explore Oregon’s unique geology.
She is currently working towards her degree in Watershed Science. She also teaches aquatic ecosystem education to Corvallis 4th and 5th grade students through a grant partnership with Oregon State University, Audubon Society of Corvallis, and the National Science Foundation.
When she’s not at IAE or in school, Jessie is usually somewhere in the great outdoors taking beautiful photos, exploring wildflower trails, climbing on rock walls, floating the river, or enjoying time at home.