Jessica Moyer, Ph.D.
Jessica Moyer is an environmental sociologist and geographer who has been a member of the FrameWorks team since 2017. As Principal Strategist, she combines her experience as a civic-minded researcher with her passion for teaching and commitment to social justice advocacy. Prior to joining FrameWorks, Jess worked with several social, environmental, and community arts organizations, including The Race Equality Centre, where she provided advocacy support to black, minority ethnic, immigrant, and asylum seeking communities; The Mighty Creatives, where she matched aspiring young artists from underserved communities with job placements in the culture scene; and the Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she coordinated conservation, education, and community-building initiatives. Jess has also conducted research in Costa Rica and the Philippines, as well as taught at universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2019, she co-produced two short-length films, entitled Our Home and The Saving Tree, both of which highlight Filipina women’s relationships to the environment and were shortlisted for Research in Film Awards by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. Jess holds a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in geography from Western Washington University, and a doctorate in sociology from Queen Margaret University in Scotland.