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Jessica Zelt works as a Program Coordinator for the North American Bird Phenology Program at USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Jessica built this worldwide citizen science program to illuminate the effects of climate change on migratory bird patterns throughout North America while engaging the public in science. Before working for USGS, Jessica worked for the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, the Conservancy for Southwest Florida and Colorado State University on various ornithological research studies and environmental education. She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of Maryland. Jessica is a frequent speaker on engaging citizens in scientific research and has been interviewed about the North American Bird Phenology Program by CNN, ABC News, PRI, BioScience and