Jessica Eise, PhD

Jessica is a postdoctoral researcher at Purdue University and the PI on a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant supporting climate change adaptation. Jessica seeks to understand how individuals, society and Earth interrelate and how we can leverage these connections to overcome climate change. Her other primary areas of expertise include communication and food security, agriculture and mitigation of global chronic stressors. She has a PhD in communication from Purdue University and an MA in journalism and international relations from New York University. Contact:


As a social scientist and engaged scholar, Jessica blends qualitative methods with computational technologies to solve real-world problems. Her research largely focuses on climate change adaptation, food security, agriculture, wellbeing and technology.


Jessica is an author, award-winning essayist on AI and blogger. Her articles have appeared in CNBC, Salon and others. Her nonfiction books include How to Feed the World, The Communication Scarcity in Agriculture and other works.


Jessica is an international speaker on communication, agriculture, climate change and other topics related to her work. She has given invited speeches for organizations and universities in Germany, Hungary, Spain, the United States and others.


Regularly partnering with organizations and universities, Jessica consults as a subject matter expert, in media / campaign production and research. She currently works with Clima y Café, Desarraigo and IU School of Medicine, amongst others.


Jessica instructs classes, trainings or short courses with universities and organizations around strategic communication and science communication in food security, agriculture, climate change, media, technology and artificial intelligence.


Delving into our collective subconscious, Jessica is an abstract artist with a flare for the irreverent. She also writes Indie fiction, with a focus on science fiction and fantastical adventures that can be both light-hearted or dark in turn.

Expertise & Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Food Security
  • Agriculture
  • Global Chronic Stressors
  • Technology Adoption
  • Technology Access
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Science Communication
  • Strategic Communication
  • Media
  • Social Systems
  • Wellness


  • Project Management
  • Media Production
  • Campaign Production
  • Broadcast
  • Qualitative Analysis
  • Network Analysis
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Human Subjects Data Collection
  • Field Research
  • Storytelling
  • Grant writing

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