KBNERR Education Coordinator | 907-235-4796 | jaryan (at) alaska.edu
Jessica Shepherd has been with the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve since 2009 and is the Reserve’s Education Coordinator. She holds a BS in Environmental Biology with a focus in ornithology from Colorado University, Boulder, and a MA in Northern Studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks with an emphasis on wilderness values. Her primary interests include advancing knowledge and appreciation for coastal ecosystems, and furthering the dialog on climate change resiliency. Outside of work she enjoys tending an ever-expanding garden, cooking for family and friends, and exploring Kachemak Bay by kayak and on foot.