Jessica Hartley is currently the Environmental, Health, Safety, Sustainability, and Community Relations Manager for Vicinity Energy in Philadelphia and Trenton. After being influenced by a favorite high school teacher to pursue a career in environmental protection, Jessica set off for college where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in environmental science/political science from Albright College. Following an internship at the Delaware County Conservation District, Jessica went back to school and obtained a master’s degree in environmental protection management from St. Joseph’s University. Before stepping into her current position, Jessica worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection for 9 years in the waste management and water quality programs. She also gained a unique experience managing impactful environmental events while working on the emergency response team during her time at PADEP.
Jessica lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children. They enjoy hiking, skiing, canoeing, and are big music lovers. Jessica enjoys volunteer work and collaborating with others. She is thrilled that her relatively new role as community relations manager at Vicinity will allow her additional time performing service work in the City.