Jessica M Loya is a conservation and public lands policy advocate based in Washington, D.C. She is the National Policy Director for GreenLatinos, a national network of Latino conservation and environmental advocates dedicated to elevating Latino voices in public land, climate, and conservation policy.
She is dedicated young leader in the movement to increase access and representation of diverse communities in the environmental movement. Her previous experience at White House Council on Environmental Quality Office of Public Engagement provided her a unique understanding of the influence community voices can have in the policy and decision-making process.
Born in East Los Angeles, CA, Jessica discovered her love for the outdoors during her first trip to a National Park as a young adult. She is happy to be able to combine her passion for community engagement, environmental justice and the outdoors through her career. Jessica enjoys hiking, camping, and birding and has made it her lifetime goal to visit all 58 National Parks. Jessica is a member of GreenLatinos and the Next 100 Coalition. She serves on the board of California Wilderness Coalition. She received degrees in environmental studies and economics from University of California Santa Cruz.