Jennifer is Acting Director for the Global Tackling Climate Change team where she oversees strategy and implementation for TNC’s cross-cutting global Natural Climate Solutions (NCS) work spanning carbon policy and markets, science, forestry, strategic communications and development. Prior, as TNC’s Global Lands Deputy Managing Director, Jennifer managed a portfolio of global strategies including forestry and wood products, agriculture and food systems, indigenous people, lands and communities, energy and infrastructure, and oversaw operations, finance and the team’s People Agenda. Before coming to TNC, Jennifer was Senior Director for the “Climate for Health” program at ecoAmerica, launching and leading a national strategy across the health sector to elevate climate change solutions as a top health priority. She also served as Senior Director of Education at the National Environmental Education Foundation, leading national strategy, programming and partnerships to advance K-12 climate change and environmental literacy.
Jennifer also served in the federal government within the Corporation for National and Community Service as the Education Director for the National Civilian Conservation Corps and as an AmeriCorps Program Officers. As a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ecuador, Jennifer developed the country’s first urban environmental youth service corps. A Las Vegas, Nevada native, Jennifer has a Bachelor Degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a Masters in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University. Jennifer is a Board Member of the Green Schools National Network, the Climate for Health Leadership Circle, serves on her local Environmental Services Council, and is a certified Master Naturalist.