Jessica Reilly-Moman

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Jessica Reilly-Moman studies climate change resilience in coastal communities. For three years, she sailed her 39-foot sailboat 6,000+ miles throughout Latin America’s coasts to gather climate change narratives using a mixed methods, interdisciplinary approach embracing amphibious ethnography. You can read her articles at Jess’ research interests include the metrics of resilience, operationalizing complexity science in complex adaptive systems, writing as methodology, and boundary spanning in social ecological systems. Her research is informed by her work as a writer, backcountry guide and field biologist, rural development consultant, and a renewable energy policy and implementation specialist. She holds a BA in Ecology from Brown University and an interdisciplinary MS from the Energy and Resources Group at University of California – Berkeley and is a PhD student in the Ecology and Environmental Sciences (EES) Program at UMaine.