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“It’s certainly not fun to lose, but it’s the experience and what you do with it that matters.”

Jess Brown can read the winds before most people know they’re blowing. As an avid sailor, she’s learned to think tactically and strategically while setting a course. But she’s also quick to adapt to changes: the wind could shift, someone could foul, something on the boat could break. She reacts swiftly and instinctively while integrating new information and conditions into her strategy. Regardless of the task at hand, Jess focuses on achieving results, tackling obstacles, and adjusting course as needed to achieve the end goal.

The ability to sense and respond to changes in her environment has helped Jessica rise quickly throughout her career. She started on the bottom rung at sustainability management company Ecova, but over the next five years worked her way up through the ranks, driving sales and supporting client-facing communications. Jess earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Political Science from the University of Oregon.

  • Coolest thing she did when she was 8: Drove a firetruck
  • Alternate career path: Farmer
  • Undergraduate honors thesis topic: Irish poetry
  • First woman in her family to: graduate from college

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