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Jessica Hardesty Norris, PhD

Board Member

Jessica, a dedicated restoration ecologist, has called Missouri and Columbia home since 2021. Alongside her commitment to environmental stewardship, she is deeply involved in her community and her children's education. Jessica is deeply invested in the local school system with three daughters attending Rock Bridge High School, Gentry Middle School, and Russell Elementary.

Over the past decade, Jessica has been a passionate advocate for education, actively engaging in initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within schools. Her advocacy has seen her serve as a parent representative on the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee in her former school district, where she worked tirelessly to ensure all students had access to quality education.

In her leisure time, Jessica embraces the outdoors, often joining BSA Scout Troops on adventures. Her love for nature not only informs her professional endeavors but also enriches her personal life, fostering a deep appreciation for the environment and outdoor experiences.

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