As a Research Assistant with Ecologic Institute, Jessica Ward focused on the development of the water sector and agriculture in Europe. A native French and English speaker, Jessica also works in German and has good knowledge of Spanish.
Originally from France, she completed a 'Licence' in applied languages and translation at the Université Paris 8 and first came to Berlin as an Erasmus student in 2001. She uses her background in linguistics and translation to explore the links between political framing, language and the social construction of political reality. Before working at Ecologic Institute, she worked as an interpreter and translator both in Berlin and Paris.
Jessica is currently studying political science at the Otto-Suhr-Institute of the Berlin Free University with a focus on critical theory, social movements and alternative development forms organised on the basis of solidarity and environmental consciousness.