Jacqueline  Phelps

Jacqueline Phelps

Adjunct Faculty Member

Office Hours: By Appointment



Jacki Phelps is a District Supervisor at the California Coastal Commission, where she has been working to protect and enhance California's coast and ocean since 2012. She is a member of the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council and Tribal Liaison Representative for the South Central Coast District of the California Coastal Commission. Jacki earned a MS in Management from California Lutheran University, and a BA in Biology and Environmental Studies, as well as a minor in Legal Studies, from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Prior to joining the Commission Jacki worked as a research assistant at Long Marine Lab and as a stewardship assistant at the Land Trust of Santa Cruz County. Jacki was born and raised in beautiful Ventura. She has had countless adventures to local beaches and open spaces, which have inspired her to pursue a career in coastal protection. Jacki enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling. She spends as much time as possible exploring the natural environment both locally and abroad.




California Lutheran University
Master of Science, Management

University of California, Santa Cruz
Bachelor of Arts, Biology and Environmental Studies; Minor, Legal Studies


Jacki teaches Urban Policy and Planning, Environmental Policy and Planning, Capstone Projects and also advises on thesis projects.