Jessie heneghan is a Planning Coordinator for Kounkuey Design Initiative. Jessie is dedicated to using her business, research and planning training to advance community-based solutions to intractable problems. While working towards her master’s degree, Jessie used quantitative and qualitative analyses to investigate the complexities of climate adaptation and resilience in areas vulnerable to sea level rise and other impacts from climate change, and the effects on communities that live there. Additionally, Jessie researched the nexus of food subsidies and health, namely how the discontinuation of federal food subsidy programs can be linked to negative community health outcomes related to spikes in water-borne disease outbreaks.


Jessie holds a BA in English and Business from Pepeperdine University and a Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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