jessica sims - Jessica Sims

Jessica Sims

Virginia Field Coordinator

Born and raised in Central Virginia, Jessica holds a lifelong passion for protecting Virginia’s waterways.

Fine art degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University and UNC–Greensboro led her to the nonprofit world, where she volunteered extensively with the James River Association, Chesapeake Climate Action Network and as president of an art gallery in South Richmond, before working at the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter.

Jessica was named Virginia Conservation Network’s 2023 “Conservation Champion of the Year” and is proud to help fight against new fracked-gas pipelines and plants.

Outside of work, Jessica enjoys singing in a klezmer band, creating artwork and canoeing on the James River with friends and family.