Jessie Zupcic, M.S.
In her role as Project Director, Jessie runs our partnership with Hy-Vee, oversees Albertsons Companies’ Responsible Sushi Program, and sits on the FishWise Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining FishWise, Jessie attended the University of California at Santa Cruz where she earned a Bachelor of Science in marine biology and Master of Science in ocean sciences. While at UC Santa Cruz, Jessie conducted field and lab research on a wide variety of ocean inhabitants ranging from 1,000-pound northern elephant seals to microscopic plankton. For her Master’s thesis, she analyzed the yearly bands of sperm whale teeth, which act as time capsules recording chemical signals of habitat and food throughout each whale’s lifetime. Her strong background in analytical science and keen eye for detail make Jessie a valued FishWise team member.