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UNC Clean Tech Speaker

Jessica Perkins

Jessica Perkins
Director of Sustainability
Apeel Sciences

Biography

Jessica Perkins, PhD leads the Sustainability function at Apeel Sciences, where she is responsible for development and execution of the company’s Sustainability Strategy as it pertains to product stewardship, operations, and social responsibility. A core competency of Sustainability at Apeel involves using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to make informed decisions around product development and business strategy that aim to maximize the environmental benefits of Apeel’s technology in the market.

Prior to Apeel Sciences, Jess worked in the Environmental Technologies groups at both Apple Inc. and The Dow Chemical Company, where she focused on by-product synergy, waste reduction strategies, green infrastructure initiatives, and company-wide environmental targets. Jess earned a BS and MS in Environmental Engineering & Water Resources from Tufts University, as well as a Masters in Technology Management (MTM) and PhD in Environmental Science & Management from the University of California, Santa Barbara.