Jessica is a biologist with a Master degree in agricultural sciences and natural resources. She is specialized in automated cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems; by UAEM (State of Mexico Autonomous University). She has a Master degree in rural tourism and local development by the University of Castilla La Mancha, Spain. Her research focuses in landscape ecology, management of natural protected areas, and butterfly ecology in urban environments. She has published several articles for scientific journals and academic publications.
Her professional experience has been mainly in the public service where she worked as adviser and Head of the Natural Resources Department of the Municipality of Toluca, Mexico. She has worked as a consultant for the Rotary Club in Toluca, and the curator of the “Dr. Manuel M. Villada” Museum of Natural History. Currently She's a G.I.S. analyst for the University of Manitoba. Jessica is the iBIRDS protected areas and biodiversity coordinator.