Jessica was previously a Field Assistant in the Potts Group. She received a B.S. in molecular biology and marine biology from UC Santa Cruz and a M.S. in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Oregon. Jessica became the Pott’s lab field manager in 2009 and spent her time braving the wild and rugged Pott’s lab field sites in the Malaysian rainforest. Currently she is a member of the Delong lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research interests include microbial ecology, phylodiversity and conservation.