B.A., University of Chicago; J.D., University of California, Hastings; LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center
Jessica Grannis is the Coastal Resilience Director for the National Audubon Society. Before joining Audubon, Professor Grannis served as the Georgetown Climate Center’s Adaptation Program Director for ten years and was a staff attorney and adjunct professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, at Georgetown University Law Center. In her role with the Center, she supervised staff and student research and analysis of federal, state and local adaptation efforts. Her publications include a chapter on Community Resilience and Environmental Protection for an American Bar Association book (forthcoming 2020), a book chapter on Coastal Retreat in the Law of Climate Change Adaptation: U.S. and International Aspects (2012, with Peter Byrne), and an Adaptation Tool Kit for Sea Level Rise (2012). Prior to her work at Georgetown, she was staff counsel for the California State Coastal Conservancy and the Ocean Protection Council. She holds a B.A. in history from the University of Chicago; a J.D., Cum Laude, from University of California Hastings College of the Law; and a L.L.M, with honors, from Georgetown Law.