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We are a team of scientists, facilitators, and process innovators who believe that effective climate change solutions incorporate the needs of ecological systems, diverse community sectors, and disadvantaged populations. Our Whole Community framework uses an integrated and collaborative approach based on the best climate change science to develop solutions that align with the values shared by the community. 

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ClimateWise is an intiative of the Geos Institute. 

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ClimateWise Staff

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We are a team of scientists, facilitators, and process innovators who believe that the global climate crisis will push humanity to make a collective decision – move toward greater cohesion and peace or widespread violence and conflict.

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Jessica Leonard, BA, GISP, Spatial Analysis Program Manager

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JessicaLeonard 2016 cropJessica directs our Spatial Analysis Program, with an emphasis on preparing local climate change projections for communities and agencies planning for climate change. She has developed custom python scripts to facilitate the conversion of raw climate data into aesthetically pleasing and educational projection maps. She has a wide range of GIS and cartographic experience at the municipal, planning, and scientific levels. Jessica also assists with the mapping needs of the rest of the programs at the Geos Institute, such as integrating spatial datasets to map forests with high carbon stores, mapping fish habitat and passage impediments to aid aquatic biologists and land managers with restoration efforts, assessing land owners and pollutants within drinking water surface water source areas, and various other program needs as they arise.

She is a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) from the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI), holds a B.A. in Geography from Augustana College in Illinois and a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems from Portland State University.

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