Jessie Huff, works as Alaska’s Energy Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, headquartered in Palmer.
USDA Rural Development provides financing and technical assistance for economic development, housing and infrastructure projects in rural Alaska.
Jessie holds a Masters of Science in Applied Resource Economics from UAF, the focus of her master’s work was super-efficient building and community design for northern climates, her Bachelors of Science is titled Renewable Energy for Alaska’s Rural Communities. Her education also includes Associate degrees and study in Digital Media, Technical Theatre and permaculture. She has been working within Alaska’s renewable and energy efficiency sector for the last 7 years. Prior to focusing on energy, Jessie spent 13 years working seasonally in remote off grid locations within the National Park, outdoor education and eco-tourism industries.