Jess is the Director of Philanthropy for TPL’s Land and People Lab. She works with institutional and individual donors to fuel TPL’s mission delivery across the country. She joined TPL in March 2012 as Associate Director of Philanthropy for the organization’s Philadelphia program. Her previous experiences include roles as Communications and Membership Manager for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, Individual Giving Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Account Executive for Marina Maher Communications. She holds BA degrees in Communications and Spanish from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Jess lives the nomad life, working from RV campgrounds across the country and exploring our nation’s great outdoor treasures.