Jessica is the lead energy policy analyst and advocate for UCS’s Midwest office, in the Climate & Energy program. She focuses on sensible energy policies that support the development of renewable energy and energy efficiency resources in the Midwest region, and that result in significant reductions of global warming emissions. Jessica is the state lead for UCS’ work in Illinois, where she works closely with UCS members and supporters, experts, and fellow advocates to support clean energy polices within the state. She also provides clean energy policy analysis to legislative and regulatory agencies throughout the Midwest, and works to develop legislative strategies to target key decision makers. Before working at UCS, Jessica was a senior policy associate at the Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a membership organization working to promote energy efficiency in the thirteen Midwestern states, for nearly seven years. She also serves as the President of the Illinois Environmental Council’s young professionals board. She has a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in nonprofit management from the University of Illinois at Chicago.