People / Alumni

Jessica Joan Goddard

Urban Water’s Hydra: Stormwater’s Problematization in LA (MA ’14) Measuring Drinking Water Affordability and Sustainability (PhD ’20) At ERG, Jess (PhD 2019) co-developed metrics for water affordability in the state’s first human right to water tracking tool with CalEPA’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment. Jess has also conducted research in ecological economics and sustainability science. Jess was a UC Berkeley Dissertation Year (2019) and National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow (2012-2015). She holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering, an M.S. in ERG, and a B.A. in English Literature from UC Berkeley. Jess currently oversees research and strategy as Chief Science Officer of SimpleWater, a Berkeley-based environmental testing start-up.


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