Jessica Fain is the Director of Planning at the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), a California state coastal management agency. She oversees BCDC’s planning for resilient environments, equitable communities, and the future of our shoreline, with a core focus on adapting to rising sea level. Prior joining BCDC in 2018, Ms. Fain worked in planning and coastal resiliency in New York City at the New York City Department of City Planning and the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay. She has taught as part-time faculty at The New School and has been a guest lecturer at various schools. Ms. Fain holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of City Planning from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.