Jessie Mahr is a Policy Entrepreneurship Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists with a focus on how to effectively institutionalize better use of technology to guide federal budget investments and advance environmental progress. This fellowship builds upon her work as the Director of Technology at the Environmental Policy Innovation Center where she advances policies that could enable quicker adoption and scaling of technology that lead to climate resilient and equitable environmental solutions. Prior to joining EPIC, she worked on climate change and environmental issues across sections in the US from engineering firms, technology companies, state agencies and non-profits. Jessie holds a Master of Science in Water Resource Engineering and Environmental Policy from Tufts University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from The University of Texas.
To implement environmental initiatives efficiently, the federal government should build and deploy digital resources in ways that meet the needs of multiple environmental and ecological agencies at once.