Jessica Goodheart

Jessica Goodheart

Jessica is Director of the Green Buildings, Good Jobs Project and Repower LA for LAANE, which she joined in 1997. Before assuming leadership of LAANE’s Energy Efficiency/Green Jobs Project, Jessica served as the organization’s Research Director, authoring numerous studies, including evaluations of L.A.’s Living Wage Ordinance, analyses of city subsidy programs and reports on local economic development and the L.A. economy. Before joining LAANE in 1997, she managed a U.S. EPA-funded project that evaluated a non-toxic alternative to professional dry cleaning. Jessica worked as a reporter in the early 1990s, writing stories for the L.A. Times, the LA Reader and the Village View. She received a B.A. in history from Columbia College in 1989 and, in 1995, an M.A. in urban planning from UCLA, where she helped to organize a union for teaching assistants and other academic student employees. She is the author of a forthcoming book of poems entitled Earthquake Season.

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