Jessica Gama of Albuquerque has won the 2020 Mexican Gray Wolf Conservation Stamp Contest. Every year, the winning artwork is sold to raise funds to support New Mexico Wild's Mexican gray wolf conservation and education projects.
About Jessica Gama
Originally from Massachusetts, Jessica’s early years were spent creating artwork and adventuring in the New England woods. Her love for the outdoors seeps into much of what she does, from providing inspiration for her artwork to guiding her academic studies. At the University of Massachusetts, Jessica earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature and Criticism with a focus on environmental literature and theory, followed by a Master of Fine Arts degree in Writing from Emerson College. A New Mexican resident since 2017, Jessica works at the University of New Mexico and spends much of her free time hitting the trails with her wife and dogs and creating new artwork. Jessica’s artwork can be found on her website, BackCountryChronic.com, in addition to stories of her outdoor explorations and the challenges of life with a chronic illness. Understanding the importance of environmental stewardship, Jessica supports Mexican Greywolf conservation efforts and is thrilled to have her drawing displayed on the 2020 Wolf Conservation Stamp.