Jessie Durrett is a Senior Program Associate for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. In this role, Jessie helps devise and execute the Alliance’s global advocacy efforts and supports the Alliance CEO. Prior to joining the United Nations Foundation and the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves team, Jessie worked on a variety of international policy issues at a number of institutions, including the United Nations and U.S. House of Representatives. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Occidental College, where she studied Diplomacy and World Affairs and Spanish. During her undergraduate career, Jessie conducted a number of independent research projects, particularly relating to US foreign policy and global gender issues. Jessie also took great interest in Latin American affairs and Spanish while volunteering, studying, and conducting research in South American and interning for the Costa Rican Mission to the United Nations.