Jessy joined CSU STRATA in 2022 and serves as a Licensing Manager. She has diverse experience working for industry, a biotech startup, the USDA, and, most recently, in the technology transfer office for Washington State University where she managed a large portfolio consisting of biological chemistry, biosystems engineering, and agricultural technologies. She holds a B.S. in Crop Science from Colorado State University, and an M.S. from Kansas State University in Plant Genetics, and as a lifetime learner Jessy continues to stay informed on new technologies being developed at universities.
As licensing manager, Jessy is responsible for technology evaluation, licensing, marketing, and contract negotiations. Her portfolio includes agricultural technologies, plant varieties, software, vet med (limited), human health (limited), environmental & clean tech as well as engineering and materials (interim).