Jessica Wahl is the Government Affairs Manager at the Outdoor Industry Association. Along with being the Government Affairs Manager, Jessica has fought to improve the state of outdoor recreation in the US since 2009 in the Office of the Secretary in the Department of the Interior. Jessica also serves the Outdoor Industry Association as the Recreation Policy Manager.On this episode we discuss:3. Washington D.C. and the outdoor opportunities it offers. 6. How Jessica got into the role of combining policy and the outdoors.9. Jessica’s favorite initiatives she has worked on throughout her career.12. The impact the outdoors has on the United States and careers throughout the country. 15. Jessica’s prediction of the outdoor industry in the next 10-20 years.