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.

  • Artist Needs in Washington State, Cultural Congress and Confab — Arts, Heritage, Culture, Ellensburg, WA

“You were wonderful and an inspiration.” —Audience member from the Marine Resources Council Film Series talk.

  Jessica speaking for the    Marine Resources Council   .

Jessica speaking for the Marine Resources Council.

  Jessica speaking at the    Science Media Awards    in Cambridge, MA.

Jessica speaking at the Science Media Awards in Cambridge, MA.

  Jessica speaking at the    Northwest Film Forum.    (Heartstone Studios)

Jessica speaking at the Northwest Film Forum. (Heartstone Studios)