Meet Jessica Castelli, Save The Bay’s Communications Director originally from Topton, Pennsylvania. (A very small town outside of Philadelphia with a population of about 2,000, only one traffic light and surrounded by farmland)
As the Communications Director I oversee all of the communications activities for Save The Bay including public relations, branding, messaging, the website and online marketing. Essentially, I make sure that as many people as possible know about Save The Bay’s innovative work to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife.
How long have you worked for Save The Bay?
Almost 7 years
How did you hear about Save The Bay and what motivated you to work for the organization?
I had just returned to the Bay Area after traveling in Southeast Asia for 6 months. Prior to my trip I was the Communications Manager at the San Francisco Food Bank. I knew that I wanted to work for another local nonprofit and my travels in developing countries made me realize even more the importance of conservation. Plus, I have always been a big fan of Save The Bay’s work.
What is the best thing about working with Save The Bay?
I love working with an organization that is doing impactful and innovative work that makes a difference in the community. Save The Bay’s efforts to protect and restore the Bay help improve the quality of life and economy in the entire Bay Area.
What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to go on urban hikes in San Francisco as well as hikes in the Redwoods outside of the city. I am an avid Yoga practitioner and a mama to a very active toddler.
If you could be one Bay plant or animal, what would it be and why?
I would be a porpoise because I absolutely love to swim in open water.
What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
The natural beauty and diversity that surrounds us.
Anything else you want to tell us?
I recently made the bittersweet decision to leave my job as the Communications Director at Save The Bay, where I’ve worked for nearly 7 years. I’m going to help my husband with his growing architecture business and spend more time with my son.
The Communications Director job at Save The Bay is posted on our website.