Jessie Ritter is a graduate student studying environmental management at the Duke Nicholas School of the Environment. She has a BS in Zoology from North Carolina State University. Before returning to school, she gained experience with non-profits Environmental Defense Fund and Oceana. Jessie is currently working with Bill Holman, State Policy Director at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, on a stormwater job creation analysis for the City of Durham. The Nicholas Institute’s water program engages in the research and design of strategies and policy to aid decision makers at the international, national, state and community levels.