As a member of the Piikani Nation (Blackfoot Confederacy, Treaty 7) in Southern Alberta, Jessica is committed to supporting Indigenous communities to have affordable, clean, and reliable energy, and for all communities to have sustainable energy infrastructure systems. She is a subject matter expert in feasibility and energy modeling for renewable energy systems design and delivery, and has significant experience working with various project stakeholders to analyze operational, economic, and environmental aspects of community energy projects. Jessica understands the importance of working with the community to seek out and articulate their needs, priorities, and goals for renewable energy planning and equipping decision makers with the right information and metrics to make strategic decisions.
Jessica graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Engineering in dual disciplines (Electrical and Mechanical). She is also currently a Master’s Student at the University of Victoria’s Integrated Energy Systems Institute.
Before joining Community Power, Jessica held co-op positions at T’Sou-ke Nation and Schneider Electric as an Electrical Engineer and also acted as an Indigenous Co-op Advisor and First Nations Renewable Energy Forum Coordinator at the University of Victoria.