Jess Drake

Environmental Regulation and Soil Scientist

Castlemaine, VIC

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Providing an expert opinion
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


Jess is self-confessed regulation nerd, and loves digging into the technical, practical and regulatory nexus of an environmental issue: how science can inform policy and regulatory decisions. Her work focuses on achieving the best possible technical and regulatory outcomes for community, business and regulators. Jess loves nothing more than digging through regulatory controls, science and environmental management strategies to find practical and sustainable solutions to problems. In addition she has a solid technical background in soils (PhD thesis), waste, organic amendments, agriculture, and land rehabilitation/restoration.

Jess also has a passion for education, communication, open and accessible science. Great science is done through collaboration, listening and thinking. By working together we can solve real problems.

Jess identifies as lgbtqia+ and neurodiverse.