Jessica is a dynamic and inspiring speaker, who frequently appears with her films in a broad range of settings. She speaks regularly about the restoration of the Elwha River, and more broadly addresses questions around community transformation. She speaks about filmmaking from the perspective of a female Director, and about the joy and challenge of giving voice to the natural world through film and writing.
Selected sample speaking engagements:
- The Nature Conservancy Global Water Summit, Columbia University.
- Marine Resources Council Film Series, Everett Community College.
- Town Hall Seattle, sold out panel and screening on Elwha restoration. Jessica was honored to share the stage with Frances Charles, Chairwoman of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and scientists.
- Commencement speech for Goddard College MFA-IA graduates.
- Documentary program and Environmental studies students and public presentation, Elon College.
“You were wonderful and an inspiration.” —Audience member from the Marine Resources Council Film Series talk.