Jessica Olson (she/her) is a feminist scholar activist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jessica is the Senior Climate Lead for the Sierra Club’s Gender Equity and Environment Program, driving the program’s work on supporting justice-centered human movements and fostering young feminist climate action. You may find her work at the gender, climate, and migration nexus in joint publications with UNHCR, UN Women, the Wilson Center, and the Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and her research on women’s representation within the UNFCCC in Agenda. Jessica is also on the Steering Committee for the Feminist Agenda for a Green New Deal.
Jessica is also currently a Master of Public Affairs and Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies dual degree candidate at the University of Texas at Austin where she is researching the intersections of economic, social, and political structures that create and uphold systemic inequality and oppression in relation to climate change. Jessica is specifically interested in exploring areas where gaps in existing data are present, such as the impacts of climate disasters felt by queer and disabled people and communities.