Jessica Wilkinson

Senior Policy Advisory, Mitigation
The Nature Conservancy
Arlington, VA


Jessica Wilkinson is Senior Policy Advisor for Mitigation in The Nature Conservancy’s External Affairs department. She also supports the Development by Design program, one of the Conservancy’s global priorities. In these capacities she works with the leaders on mitigation within the Conservancy – domestically and internationally – to develop, coordinate, and implement the organization’s strategy for advancing the conservation potential of mitigation through policy and practice. Before joining TNC, Wilkinson was a Senior Policy Analyst and Director of the Wetlands Program at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., where she oversaw the Institute’s program of wetlands research and training. Jessica received her Master’s of Environmental Management from Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a B.A. in Environmental Science from Barnard College, Columbia University.