Jocelyn has lived on the Palouse since 2001 when she came to Moscow to pursue a PhD in Wildlife Population Ecology at the University of Idaho. She completed her program in 2009 and is currently a Conservation Biologist for the National Gap Analysis Program at the University of Idaho.
Jocelyn has been married to her husband Bill (also a biologist) for fifteen years, and likes to spend her free time traveling, hiking, skiing, rafting, and fly-fishing, and is also a member of the Moscow Giving Circle. Jocelyn joined the Palouse Land Trust board in 2010 to preserve local biodiversity and "to help preserve the heritage that is captured in the land and wildlife we protect. Working with the Land Trust allows me to feel I have a small role in the future of our world."