July 15, 2019
We’d like to welcome Jessica Nicholson as she joins the Global Change Center this month in the new role of Administrative Associate! Jessica is a Radford native and an Earlham College alumna, holding a BA in biology and psychology and MA in teaching. As a former teacher of biology and environmental science at both the high school and college levels, she has worked to foster interdisciplinary connections and frameworks for exploring large-scale questions in academic settings. In the past 15 years, she has lived and worked in four states and ten countries, including Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and Tanzania, expanding her own understanding of our complex world and of the many environmental and societal issues we face.
Jessica’s most recent ventures have included developing an organic, homestead farm in Christiansburg, which has fueled not only her own family but the small business she runs as a farm-to-table catering service providing weekly meals to local clients. She also volunteers service as a Youth Outreach Committee member for the New River Valley Land Trust. Jessica is thrilled to align her passions for sustainability, the environment, education, collaborative work and community action with the Global Change Center’s initiatives. She’s especially excited to grow our communications efforts, as well as contribute to the growth opportunities ahead for the Interfaces of Global Change IGEP.
Welcome aboard, Jessica!