"Research” is probably one of the dirtiest words in the indigenous world’s vocabulary." (Linda Tuhiwai Smith, 1999)
The term research is not applied to the community component of her work, but rather to the applications and investigative methodologies utilized for field work.
Jessica is always eager to mentor & guide undergraduate students. If you are interested in joining her lab or have an independent research project that falls within her research interests & areas please contact her.
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Jessica's educational training in oceanography & engineering allows her to integrate her technical & western scientific background into an interdisciplinary approach to address environmental justice. Through the integration of technology, western sciences, and policy work, her work aims to bridge the gap between science, environmental rights, and decolonization.
Her work aims to build, adapt, and apply the environmental justice concept to the specific context of the indigenous experiences in North America. She is currently looking at environmental justice in the context of environmental displacement, climate change, food sovereignty & security, fishing rights and allocation, and other indigenous principles of environmental justice. Her work is led by the communities through a community-based and decolonizing lens.