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President, JG Global Advisory, LLC
Jessica Graham serves as the President of JG Global Advisory, LLC. She works with executive leadership to provide strategic planning, business development, and project management solutions for international organizations at the cross section of law enforcement and conservation.
She previously worked as a Senior Advisor to the U.S. State Department, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs developing their environmental crime program and serving as the Team Leader. She has also worked with the INTERPOL Illicit Markets Sub-Directorate, Environmental Security Programme as a Strategic Policy Advisor to senior leadership facilitating partnership development and managing cross-cutting wildlife trafficking projects.
She is an expert on international policy and nontraditional security threats, including transnational organized crime and wildlife trafficking and serves as a guest lecturer and speaker. With 10 years of dedicated experience working on environmental and security issues, Jessica has worked across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Previously she served as a chief negotiator for the U.S. government, championing key transnational organized crime resolutions in multilateral forums, including the UN Crime Commission.
As part of the former Presidential Task Force for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, Jessica coordinated and implemented USG efforts to strengthen law enforcement responses and develop capacity building and training across Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Jessica received her Master’s degree from the University of California, San Diego where she studied International Politics, Environmental Policy, and Chinese Studies and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida. She is currently based in Washington, DC.
Jessica’s research includes threat convergence and the role of corruption and financial crimes involved in wildlife trafficking.
- Co-Author to “Using Script Analysis to Understand the Financial Crimes Involved in Wildlife Trafficking”, Crime, Law and Social Change, Jan 2017
- Mongabay Q&A Sept 2018
- Contributing Author of InsideEcology, “Wildlife Cybercrime”, March 2018
- Author of the May 2015 State Magazine Issue: Strengthening Enforcement: INL Combats Wildlife Trafficking
- Co-Author, The Leadership Challenge in the Energy Sector, April 2009
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