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Jessie Swanseen is a Project Administration Specialist with the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (GoMRI) at the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Jessie first joined the Ocean Leadership team in April 2011 as an Administrative Assistant working with the Deep Earth Academy and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program. In November of 2012 Jessie started working with the GoMRI program as a Program Associate. As such, she handled work related to several key program management areas including award administration, communications and outreach, support for the research proposal selection process, and support for planning the annual Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Ecosystem Science conference. She began work in her current position in August of 2015, and the focus of her GoMRI work is now grants management administration.
Jessie has an M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Environmental Studies and English Literature from Tulane University.