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Name: Jessica Chenault Whitehead
About: Jess Whitehead is the founding Executive Director of ICAR, an innovative partnership on adaptation and resilience between Old Dominion University and the City of Norfolk, VA. From 2019-2021, she was the Chief Resilience Officer with the NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency, where she served as the state's first CRO. Prior to beginning with NCORR in June 2019, Whitehead was the coastal communities hazards adaptation specialist for North Carolina Sea Grant. Whitehead earned her Ph.D. in geography and M.S. in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University. She also earned a B.S. in physics with a concentration in meteorology from the College of Charleston.
Country: United States of America