Jessica Schiff is a second year Master of Science student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is interested in the intersection between climate and health and is excited to learn more about the direct, and indirect, impacts of global climate change on human health. Her current interests include the impacts of natural disasters/weather on disease transmission, ecosystem transformation and health, and the nexus between climate change and migration. Jessica’s current research with Dr. Golden focuses on understanding the association between relative mercury levels of marine food webs (proxied by algae and representative fish species) and human mercury exposure in Kiribati.
She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Boston University in 2017 with minors in Environmental Science and Spanish. As part of her undergraduate studies, she spent one month conducting small research projects in the Amazon Rainforest. In her free time, Jessica enjoys baking, traveling, photography, and reading.