Jessica Wurwarg teaches about international food and water policy and urbanization at NYU’s School of Professional Studies, Center for Global Affairs. She works at the NYC Department of Transportation on real estate, facilities management, and the agency’s sustainability and greenhouse gas reducing programs.With a background in practice and research in urban policy and planning, focusing on food and sustainability, she worked as Managing Director of the Food Policy Center at Hunter College's School of Public Health; Chief of Staff of External Affairs at DOT; Urban Planner at the World Bank, working on sustainable urban development; and in a number of areas at NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development including disaster recovery and resiliency, affordable housing development and food policy. In 2016 Jessica was a recipient of the McCloy Fellowship on Global Trends through the American Council on Germany and spent time in Berlin and Hamburg looking at urban policies on sustainability. From New York originally, Jessica has a Masters from the London School of Economics’ Cities Programme and a Bachelor’s degree, with Honors, from Brown University. She also teaches classes about cheese and wine.