Jess Tonn

Jess Tonn

Director of Communications

Jess is responsible for maintaining PEP’s website and social media accounts, writing content for print and online publications, and assisting with PEP events. She has provided communications support to nonprofits for over five years and is a former staff writer for Education Week newspaper.

After graduating from Tufts University in 2001, Jess spent two years as an AmeriCorps member with the New York Restoration Project’s community gardening initiative. She has been a frequent volunteer with community greening organizations in New York City and Washington, DC, ever since.

When not in the office, Jess can be found outside with her two young children—biking, hiking, exploring—or in the kitchen trying to find new ways for her family to eat their vegetables. Kohlrabi, anyone?

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Tia Novak

Tia Novak

Education and Outreach Coordinator

Tia is happy to have found the Perfect Earth Project, where she supports education and outreach efforts at the local and national scale. She hopes to use her diverse background in horticulture, art, and science to create a tangible, positive impact that serves both people and the planet.

Tia holds a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Science and Policy from Smith College and a MSc. in Ecological Design and Planning from the Conway School. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, gardening, and hiking.

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