Jessica Finn Coven is Director of the City of Seattle's Office of Sustainability & Environment.
Jessica previously served as the Washington State Director of Climate Solutions where her work focused on developing legislative and policy strategies to reduce global warming pollution and grow an equitable clean-energy economy in Washington State. Jessica first joined Climate Solutions in 2007 as a policy specialist and worked to further clean energy policy in Washington through the state’s Energy Independence Act, Climate Action and Green Jobs law and others.
Jessica also worked as the program director for the U.S. Climate Action Network. From 2002- 2005, she was a global warming campaigner for Greenpeace in Washington DC. She also spent several months working in Beijing as a policy advisor for Greenpeace China.
Jessica received her MA in economics and energy policy from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and her BA in Mandarin from Barnard College, Columbia University.
Jessica currently sits on the board of Washington Conservation Voters. She lives in Seattle with her husband, young son and old dog.
Our state budget should hold emitters accountable and invest in Washington communities. Our state budget should include the Carbon Pollution Accountability Act.
The erosion of workplace safety and health standards amidst abundant oil profits is more evidence of the ravages of the fossil fuel economy.