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Jessica Cross

Earth Scientist - Decarbonization And Carbon Removal coastal Sciences Division
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories

Jessica Cross is an earth scientist in the Coastal Sciences Division. Her research with the Environmental Biogeochemistry Team focuses on decarbonization and carbon dioxide removal (CDR), especially in marine and ocean settings. She frequently partners with local communities, private companies, and other federal agencies to explore safe, sustainable, and fair ways to implement effective, CDR projects.

Jessica joins PNNL from the NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, where she oversaw the Alaska regional carbon monitoring program and founded NOAA’s Carbon Dioxide Removal Task Team. Her research has earned multiple honors and awards, including three Bronze Medals for federal service. She is a sought-after lecturer, giving regular keynotes at conferences and symposia on ocean-based carbon removal topics.

Jessica holds a PhD in Chemical Oceanography from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks and a BS in Chemistry from Rhodes College. In her spare time, Jessica reads voraciously, hikes occasionally, and tends a small, bee-friendly garden from her home in Seattle.

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