Jessica Jewell Lanier is the Water Hub’s Digital Director bringing 10+ years of marketing and communications experience to support water justice in the West.
Some narratives she’s built power around include equitable policymaking, historic underinvestment and environmental racism, connecting the dots between food and climate, protecting mountain wildlands, elevating movement leader voices, and how rainwater harvest is a win-win.
Prior to coming on board, she led digital efforts for One Meal a Day for the Planet, an initiative of James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron. She also served as TreePeople’s Director of Marketing and Communications where she supported progressive water and urban forestry policy and volunteer tree plantings. Before joining the climate movement, Jessica cut her teeth at PETA where she worked on celebrity advertising campaigns and marketing efforts.
Jessica is passionate about social justice and creating opportunities for young people. She spent some time on the board of Connectopod, an organization that empowers marginalized youth with the skills to tell their stories through podcasting. She also consulted for the National Institutes of Health’s Enhance Science project that’s dedicated to increasing diversity in STEM for budding scientists.
Jessica lives with her brindle doxie mix and spouse in LA. When she’s not working, you can find her making a mess in her kitchen, wandering dusty desert roads, reluctantly flipping vinyl on her record player, or between the pages of her next speculative fiction fix.