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Jessica Fox

Senior Technical Executive, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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Jessica Fox is a Senior Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a non-profit scientific research organization. 

In 2018, Ms. Fox launched the EPRI Power-in-Pollinators Initiative, which is now the largest effort in North America focused on pollinator conservation at electric power companies. She has led EPRI’s $15M per year Water and Ecosystem research team and is an expert in environmental markets, “credit stacking,” ecosystem services, and corporate sustainability. Fox also created the EPRI Ohio River Basin Water Quality Trading Project, which is the world’s first interstate trading program for nutrients and won the United States Water Prize in 2015. Fox led EPRI’s Energy Sustainability Interest Group from 2011 through 2016 to become the largest collaborative forum in the industry to strategically advance critical issues related to the sustainable generation and distribution of electricity, including consensus by 45 utilities on sustainability metrics to use to benchmark their companies’ performance. 

In 2017, Fox was recognized as Top Innovator (The Fantastic Forty) by Public Utilities Fortnightly. Her projects have been covered by the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, National Public Radio, Bloomberg, and others. She previously worked as a molecular biologist leading conservation genetics projects on dragonflies in Costa Rica, at Stanford University sequencing and mapping the human genome, and as invasive weed field biologist for U.S. Bureau of Land Management. 

She has a Bachelor’s of Science from University of California at Davis, and a Master’s of Science from Stanford University.