Jessica Aiello

On-Call Senior Analyst

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Ms. Aiello uses her extensive state government and environmental nonprofit experience to support Marstel-Day’s communications, outreach and engagement for various federal clients. This includes work on more than a dozen Installation Complex Encroachment Management Plans (ICEMAPs) for the U.S. Air Force – both domestically and abroad – where she performed media monitoring, wrote and edited portions of the reports, and interviewed Air Force staff to develop report content. She has also facilitated regional meetings for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service related to their large landscape planning process, revised policy documents for the U.S. Coast Guard, and assisted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers with a series of workshops and reports related to strengthening their collaborative work with Tribal Nations, among other projects.

Prior to joining Marstel-Day, Ms. Aiello held several positions during her nine years with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Most recently as a land conservation specialist in the Bureau of Forestry, she led several new workgroups addressing municipal tree-related ordinances, forest landowner estate planning, and tax incentives for forestry. She also managed the federal Forest Legacy Program for the state, handling multi-million-dollar conservation easement deals to protect working forestland. In addition, Ms. Aiello was a conservation program manager in the agency’s Office of Conservation Science, where she led five stakeholder groups across the state, creating outreach documents and educational events to promote sustainability and green infrastructure to municipal officials, school districts, landscape professionals, and others.

Ms. Aiello holds a BA in zoology with a minor in environmental studies from Ohio Wesleyan University,
where she graduated cum laude. She earned an MA in urban and environmental policy and planning from Tufts University. A member of the Harrisburg (PA) Keystone Rotary Club, she held numerous positions, including club president and Preserve Planet Earth committee chair. Ms. Aiello has received several awards from the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the YWCA of Greater Harrisburg, and the City of Harrisburg, and is a senior fellow with the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP).