Jessica Colby is a Vermont native who returned home to Essex County after graduating from the University of Vermont in 2017 with a degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology and Forestry. Prior to joining the Essex County NRCD as their conservation coordinator, Jessica worked for Trout Unlimited, The Nature Conservancy of Vermont, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, and Northwoods Stewardship Center. She has also worked with Dr. Stephen Keller at the University of Vermont on the conservation genetics project for spruce throughout Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. She has volunteered extensively with both the Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife and New Hampshire Fish and Game. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, skiing, and photographing her adventures.