Jenessa is a science writer living in Washington, D.C. She grew up in Oregon and previously passed her time on research ships as an oceanographer.
For five years, she wrote about climate change and earth science for the science news magazine Eos, published by the American Geophysical Union. As a jack of all trades for Planet Earth, her articles covered ocean pollution, climate solutions, academic workplace harassment, and more. Over the years, the Association Media and Publishing has awarded three of her stories prizes in the magazine features category. Syndications include NPR affiliates, The Smithsonian, How Stuff Works, and others.
She now works as a science writer contractor for the DOE's ARPA-E. She's fascinated by energy technologies and the hunt for the next big idea.
Outside the office, she tries her best to learn Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and find the next best hiking trail.