Jessica Brown

SPP Turtle Program Coordinator
MES Program, The Evergreen State College

Growing up in the rural town of Yelm, WA, Jessica was able to spend a lot of time outdoors enjoying the natural world. Having a father as a veterinarian, she was exposed to many animals, including a wide variety of wildlife species. Jessica started working in the veterinary field as a receptionist and kennel attendant during high school, eventually becoming a veterinary assistant. With more than 25 years of experience, she has worked in multiple veterinary hospitals in western Washington and southern California. She is an active member of World Vets and has provided free veterinary care to communities in Nicaragua on multiple projects and in Cozumel, Mexico on a pilot project. She enjoys teaching the concept of One Health, in which animal, human, and environmental health are all connected.

Jessica attended Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA) and received her BS in biology in 2002 from Saint Martin’s University (Lacey, WA). She is currently a graduate student in the Master of Environmental Studies program at The Evergreen State College focusing on disease ecology and wildlife conservation. Her position with SPP as the Turtle Program Coordinator enables her to share her passion for wildlife health and conservation.