Jessica Sprajcar Aiello

Regional Network: 
Eastern Regional Network
Class Year: 
2008
Position: 
Part-time Executive Director and Freelance Consultant
Organization: 
RiverStewards and Write Now Consulting
Location: 
Harrisburg, PA

Jessica S. Aiello holds several contract positions in the communications and environmental realm, as well as the part-time executive director role for RiverStewards Collaborative, a social impact nonprofit working to bring together stakeholders working on protecting the Susquehanna River. She is an on-call senior communications analyst for the environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day in Fredericksburg, Virginia, works on a variety of projects for LandStudies, an ecological restoration and landscape design firm in Lititz, Pennsylvania and Dawood, an engineering firm in Harrisburg, PA, and is a freelance writer for the Central Penn Business Journal. Previously, she was a land conservation specialist for the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), where her work included coordinating the agency's private forestland conservation easements, working with municipalities on planning and zoning issues that relate to trees and forests, and writing public outreach pieces on conservation subjects. Jessica was also the editor for Keystone Wild!Notes, a quarterly e-zine publication of the Wild Resource Conservation Program, and recently wrapped up a stint as freelance reporter for The Patriot News newspaper. Prior to arriving at DCNR, Jessica earned a Master's degree in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University, was awarded a Bachelor's in zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, and spent a year as an environmental educator in Ohio. She is past president of the Harrisburg Keystone Rotary Club where she does a variety of community service projects.