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Jessica Wurwarg

Jessica Wurwarg

Energy Manager NYC Department of Transportation

Jessica Wurwarg, Energy Manager at the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), teaches about international food and water policy, urbanization, and transportation at the Center for Global Affairs. With a background in practice and research in food and urban policy and planning, she worked as Managing Director of the Food Policy Center at Hunter College's School of Public Health; Chief of Staff of External Affairs at DOT—managing citywide programs and coordinating agency outreach and food policy; an urban planner at the World Bank, working on sustainable urban development; and in a number of areas at NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development including disaster recovery and resiliency, affordable housing development and food policy. From New York, Jessica has a Masters from the London School of Economics’ Cities Programme and a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, from Brown University. She teaches classes about cheese and wine.

Currently Teaching

Urbanization and Food Security

Examine the nexus of urbanization and food security, and explore innovative policy and programmatic solutions to urban food insecurity.