Jessica Wentz joined the Sabin Center in September 2014 as an Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow. Her work at the Sabin Center spans a variety of topics related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable development, and environmental justice. She currently conducts research on U.S. regulation of greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, legal requirements for disclosing climate-related considerations in environmental impact assessments, and international strategies for addressing climate-induced displacement and migration.
Prior to joining the Center, Jessica was a Visiting Associate Professor and Environmental Program Fellow at the George Washington University Law School. She is a 2012 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was awarded the Alfred S. Forsyth Prize for "dedication to the advancement of environmental law." She also has a B.A. in international development from the University of California, Los Angeles.