Although she’s called Oregon home for the last decade, Jessica Sabine was born and raised in the Missouri Ozarks. After completing her Bachelor’s degree at Missouri State University, she moved to Oregon and began working to build stronger regional food systems in the Willamette Valley, supporting farmers, small business owners, and regional suppliers as a marketing and communications professional. Inspired by our cultural and economic connections to the land, Jessica Sabine has spent the better part of ten years working to strengthen rural communities through public engagement, outreach development, and grant writing support.
Most recently, she worked with a range of state and federal partners throughout six western states coordinating the Sustainability in Prisons Project for the Institute for Applied Ecology. While in this role, nearly one million native plant seedlings were produced for priority habitat management areas, supporting a number of threatened and endangered species and providing vocational training to underserved communities. She also brings four years of experience developing science-based education opportunities for K-12 students through Institute for Applied Ecology, the Audubon Society of Corvallis, and Oregon State University.
Jessica Sabine is excited to unite her environmental advocacy experience with her communications and development background to help strengthen rural resiliency, promote RVCC’s collective policy platform, and elevate conservation partnerships across our communities. When she’s not out enjoying Oregon’s beautiful rivers and public lands with her family, Jessica Sabine enjoys gardening and spending time at home on their small farm.