WASHINGTON STATE POLICY MANAGER
Jessica Koski is the Washington State Policy Manager for the BlueGreen Alliance. In this role, she spearheads the program and policy work of the BlueGreen Alliance in Washington.
Prior to joining BGA, Jessica was a Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and Climate Policy Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute’s US Center. Her work at SEI-US focused on improving public engagement in environmental decision-making and researching policies to facilitate a Just Transition away from fossil fuel extraction. Jessica also worked as an organizer for the Sierra Club, where she mobilized support for transitioning Puget Sound Energy, Washington’s largest private utility, off fossil fuels to clean energy and supported community leaders and elected officials in participating in utility regulation. Working collaboratively with a diverse set of partners and clean energy advocates, Jessica worked to hold PSE accountable to the workers at its Colstrip coal plant and low-income ratepayers, helping to secure $10 million in transition assistance for the community of Colstrip, MT and $2 million in home weatherization assistance for low-income households.
Jessica holds a B.A. in Economics and Women’s Studies from Bowdoin College and a PhD. in Sociology from Northwestern University. Combining insights from the study of social movements, the sociology of law, and science and technology studies, her doctoral research examined the development and politics of human rights approaches to international climate policymaking.