Jessica Klinke, Communications Manager
Having grown up among the rolling hills of California’s Bay Area, Jessica learned at a young age to develop a deep appreciation for the environment, a sense of place, and a love of all things wild.
After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from UC Santa Cruz, she found a passion for mission-driven work and honed her skills in fundraising, grant writing, and database management working in the non-profit sector. Never losing a sense of adventure and desire to do something completely different, Jessica moved to Chapel Hill to earn a Masters degree in Folklore from the University of North Carolina where she practiced ethnography, worked in the Southern Folklife archive, and studied audio documentation.
She is excited to apply her joy for telling a good story and advocating for a better world to further the mission and vision of KS Wild as the Communications Manager. She lives with her family on 100 acres in the shadow of Anderson Butte, where she a keeps a herd of dairy goats, and loves where she lives!
Learn more about why she loves where she lives by exploring more about the Klamath-Siskiyou ecoregion: https://www.kswild.org/ksregion.