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Heidi Lovett
Policy Analyst 

Jennifer Lukens
Director, Office of Policy



Jessica Kondel 

Senior Policy Advisor 

Jessica Kondel serves as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Policy. Her primary focus is on Gulf Restoration where she provides the principal support to the Department of Commerce and NOAA in formulating policy and providing advice on the implementation of the Resources and Ecosystems Sustainability, Tourist Opportunities, and Revived Economies of the Gulf Coast States Act of 2012 (RESTORE Act). Jessica also works to coordinate and integrate other Gulf restoration and science activities within NOAA.  In addition to her work on Gulf restoration issues, Jessica provides policy advice and direction and helps to represent NOAA Fisheries interests on broader habitat issues, electronic monitoring and reporting, and bycatch reduction efforts.