Jessica Heiges

Jessica’s pursuit as both an academic and practitioner is to help create sustainable and just transitions to less wasteful systems.
Jessica is a PhD candidate in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley. Based on community-driven development, she focuses her contributions on how she can bring her resources to best serve a community to realize their waste reduction goals. This has been in foodware, infrastructure, school meal programs, consumer economics, state policy, and international trade. She has done that via audits, interviews, focus groups, quantitative surveys, landscape analyses, pilots, and program development. Waste is inherently a systems problem, so she works to research and apply systems-based solutions.

University of California, Berkeley
PhD Candidate