Jessica Grannis

former Coastal Resilience Director & Interim Vice President of Coastal Conservation

Jessica Grannis served as the Interim Vice President for Coastal Conservation at the National Audubon Society in 2021. Jessica joined Audubon as the Coastal Resilience Director in 2019. Before that, Jessica served as the Georgetown Climate Center’s Adaptation Program Director for 10 years, where she supervised staff and student research and analysis of federal, state, and local climate adaptation efforts. Jessica is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she co-teaches an “experiential” course on climate change law and policy. Prior to her work at Georgetown, she was staff counsel for the California State Coastal Conservancy and the Ocean Protection Council. She received her L.L.M., with honors, from Georgetown Law, her J.D., Cum Laude, from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and her B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Articles by Jessica Grannis

A Decisive Victory for the Most Important Coastal Law You’ve Never Heard of

August 06, 2021 — Audubon won a lawsuit to prevent sand mining on protected beaches and plans to expand this powerful policy.
Aerial view of the Donal C. O’Brien, Jr. Sanctuary and Audubon Center at Pine Island in Corolla, North Carolina. Justin Cook

Putting Wetlands to Work for Disaster Recovery

April 27, 2021 — Audubon's policy platform lays out the need for natural infrastructure to protect birds and people in the face of climate change.

Creating a More Just Climate Future for Those on the Front Lines

December 21, 2020 — The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act accounts for the unjust burden that climate change poses to communities of color.

A Record-breaking Year of Storms Calls for Big Investments on Our Coasts

November 23, 2020 — The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act will restore and protect coastal areas that buffer communities and birds from climate change.

New Senate Report Highlights the Roles Nature Can Play in Addressing the Climate Crisis

August 27, 2020 — The Senate Special Committee on the Climate Crisis calls for natural infrastructure solutions to buffer our coasts.

New Climate Report Puts Ocean and Coasts at Forefront in Fight against Climate Change

July 10, 2020 — The House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis calls for harnessing nature to enhance resilience