Climate Services and Assessment Fellow
Dr. Jessica Reilly-Moman is the Climate Services and Assessment Fellow at AGCI, where she supports work to accelerate equitable climate adaptation. With a background in journalism, expedition guiding, ecology, and social science, Jess brings a passion for elevating and supporting local voices, needs, and leadership to her projects. Her research focuses on coastal climate resilience and care, and she works as a boundary spanner to bring practitioners and scientists together across sectors and geographies.
At AGCI, Jess builds on her previous work at the nexus of oceans, climate, and justice. As technical staff to the Maine Climate Council’s Coastal and Marine Working Group, she supported the coproduction of recommended strategies to guide Maine’s climate policy, and she has worked throughout the US, Africa, the Balkans, and Latin America on renewable energy and sustainable tourism development projects from the individual to multi-national scales. From 2014–2017, as a Fulbright fellow and journalism fellow at the Institute of Current World Affairs, she sailed her 39-foot boat Oleada throughout Mexico and Central America to document stories of climate resilience.
At home in midcoast Maine with her husband, daughter, two mutts, pony, and horse, she spends a lot of time asking people how things have changed, galloping her horse down the beach, making music, and chasing her family around Muscongus Sound.
EducationPhD, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine
MS, Energy and Resources, University of California - Berkeley
BA, Ecology, Brown University