Jessica Pinder

Policy Adviser, Transition to Lower Carbon
Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
National Youth Coordinator
Jane Goodall Institute Australia

Brisbane, QLD

Contact me for

  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


I am a motivated young professional with a proven track record of undertaking high impact research and managing projects that advance the public good. My career goal is to reframe the relationship between people and nature and promote lasting environmental and economic sustainability for future generations.

I am particularly interested in working across the following portfolios:


  • improving our understanding of threats to ecological communities
  • exploring economic solutions to environmental problems
  • investigating conservation psychology as a tool to change human behaviour

Policy Making

  • working together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to restore Australian ecosystems
  • consulting with communities and stakeholders to find better solutions to conservation conflicts
  • working with industry to navigate challenges of Australia's clean energy transition
  • using decision science tools to make better policy

Youth engagement

  • undertaking conservation outreach in schools to engage and inspire young people
  • hosting educational workshops that develop environmental leadership skills