Jessica Dery joined the Pacific Institute in 2021 as a Research Associate. Her work addresses impediments and incentives for the use of recycled water in agriculture by merging science, policy, and outreach to promote communication and trust.
Jessica has worked on a variety of interdisciplinary projects related to water quality and water reuse including agriculture and food safety, water treatment technologies, power generation, and public perception. Her experience includes conducting synthesis research, co-developing outreach products, and working directly with agriculture communities, utilities, and regulatory agencies. She received a B.A. in Microbiology from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Soil, Water, and Environmental Science from the University of Arizona.