Jessica Wentz

headshot wentzSenior Fellow and Associate Research Scholar

Phone: (707) 545-2904 ex. 19



Jessica Wentz joined the Sabin Center in September 2014 as an Associate Director and Postdoctoral Fellow. She became a Senior Fellow in 2016. Her work at the Sabin Center spans a variety of topics related to climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainable development, and environmental justice. Much of her research focuses on how existing U.S. laws — such as the Clean Air Act and the National Environmental Policy Act — can be used to address the causes and impacts of climate change. She has also written on the nexus between climate change and human rights law. In addition to her scholarship, Jessica maintains online resources such as the Climate Deregulation Tracker.

Jessica previously worked as a Visiting Associate Professor and Environmental Program Fellow at the George Washington University Law School. She is a 2012 graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was awarded the Alfred S. Forsyth Prize for “dedication to the advancement of environmental law.” She also has a B.A. in international development from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Selected Publications

Legal Briefs

Articles and Working Papers

Books and Book Chapters