Jessica Blackband is a Senior Program Associate with the Science Policy team at the Federation of American Scientists. Her background includes science communication, environmental policy analysis, qualitative research, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining FAS, she worked at Tetra Tech where she supported various U.S. Environmental Protection Agency programs. She has also served as an analyst at the Government Accountability Office and a communications specialist at the South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center. Jessica holds an MPP from George Washington University as well as BA in philosophy and a BS in environmental studies from the Florida State University.