Staff Fellow
Jess Rogers

Jess Rogers is an Impact Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where she works on nonproliferation law and policy. As a treaty lawyer and policy analyst, she focuses on countering the threats of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons through the promotion of international norms.

She has a special interest in transatlantic relations and the issues of deterrence, confidence-building measures, and emerging technologies’ effects on strategic stability.

Prior to joining FAS, Jess served on the nonproliferation treaties and agreements team at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, leading international capacity building projects for the Department of Energy, Department of Defense, and Department of State.

She also previously helped promote nuclear and biological arms control norms through positions at the Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation as well as the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

Jess currently serves as Chair of the American Society of International Law’s Space Law Interest Group and enjoys lecturing at universities and conferences on space law and policy issues.

Jess earned her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and later specialized with an MA in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She is an active member of the D.C. bar.