Jessica Girard

Building a community of allies to dismantle white supremacy inside of the climate change movement.

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Fairbanks, Alaska

Affiliations & Roles

Founding Director, Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition

Trainer Development Team, Native Movement

Defend the Sacred Alaska, Collaborator

Alaska Climate Alliance, Alliance Coordination Team

Just Transition Collective, Collective Coordination Team

Jessica is a disabled combat veteran and auntie originally from Wampanoag Lands (now known as Boston) with a graduate degree in Sustainable International Development from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University. Jessica works to dismantle white supremacy as a critical component of addressing the climate crisis. She believes a social justice lens is essential to building a meaningful climate movement. She has 20 years of experience in intercultural relations working with communities in Cambodia as well as Iraq before moving to Alaska in 2014. She is the founding director of the Fairbanks Climate Action Coalition (FCAC) and is a trainer with Native Movement. When she isn’t working she is likely surrounded by plants reading sci-fi.

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