PhD Student, Four Year Doctoral Fellowship Recipient
Climate change, Data science, Ecology, Ecosystem services, Food security, Food Systems, Gender, Geosciences, Social ecological systems, Wicked Problem
Jessica is a PhD student in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) working under the supervision of Dr. Navin Ramankutty. Her research is aimed at understanding the environmental and socio-economic impacts of livestock production and consumption.
Jessica has over seven years work experience in agricultural and environmental research in the development sector in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and South America. Prior to starting her PhD program, she worked with the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), a research and development organization part of the CGIAR whose mission is to transform food systems that build on agrobiodiversity and improve resilience and livelihoods.
Jessica holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Kenyatta University, Kenya. She completed her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Kenya.