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Graduate Alumni - Jessica Sargent

Jessica Sargent, Director, Conservation Economics
The Trust for Public Land

Graduate Degree Earned & Year:

Ecology and Environmental Sciences, 2002

Major Advisor:

Kevin J. Boyle

Thesis/Dissertation Title:

Arsenic in Drinking Water and Public Opinion on Wildlife Management as Case Studies Illustrating Natural Resource Policy

Description of current position:

Jessica Sargent is the Director of Conservation Economics for The Trust for Public Land, a national land conservation organization that conserves land for people to enjoy as parks, gardens, and other natural places, ensuring livable communities for generations to come. The Trust for Public Land ‘s Conservation Economics program conducts research on the economic benefits and fiscal impacts of land conservation at the local, regional and state levels.

Graduate Experience:

“My graduate experience at UMaine was excellent preparation for a career in environmental economics. My professors used real world examples in class that allowed me to jump in to projects on day one of my first job. A decade later I am still drawing on those experiences.”


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