Jessie Williams is a Traverse City local with a deep love for her hometown and a desire to see it further grow in sustainable, equitable ways.
Jessie is a member of the University of Michigan Law School’s Class of 2025, also graduating in 2022 from UM with bachelor’s degrees in Environmental Science (concentration in urban planning and transportation) and Communication & Media.
Jessie continually works to create environmentally and socially sustainable cultures through data-driven work. As a residential staff member and longtime volunteer with UM’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center, Jessie works to promote wellness in all its dimensions, specifically in student mental health and mindfulness.
In Ann Arbor, Jessie is a board and steering committee member at nonprofit bike co-op Common Cycle, where she also works as part of the volunteer and communications committees. She is also a member of the Graham Sustainability Scholars 2022 cohort, a Shipman Scholarship recipient, and was named a James B. Angell Scholar for seven consecutive terms.
In her free time, Jessie enjoys walking, biking, and listening to podcasts, as well as entertaining her two cats.