Jessica Hitt has worked on climate change adaptation and training since 2007. She currently provides research and programmatic support to a broad range of projects and is affectionately known as the ‘dream-maker’ - EcoAdapt dreams and she makes them happen. She is currently the CAKE Program Manager and supports the State of Adaptation program by developing adaptation examples and materials. Jessica is also the creator of the EcoAdapt-Allianz Foundation Youth Climate Change Initiative, which engages Washington, DC youth on climate change issues through an integrated educational program that encourages action and civic engagement. Prior to joining the EcoAdapt team, she worked in the Climate Change Program at the World Wildlife Fund. During her time at WWF, she was part of a team that planned, taught and coordinated the WWF-Allianz Southeast Climate Witness Program, which involved 24 students who were displaced by Hurricane Katrina and the WWF-HP Climate Camp in San Francisco, CA which brought together over 250 natural resource practitioners from over 30 countries to engage on climate adaptation. Jessica graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Environmental Science. While originally from California, Jessica currently lives in Washington, DC and enjoys traveling, reading, spending time with family and friends, the beach, eating (especially Mexican food), and all things California.