Jennifer joined the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy in 2006 as federal policy manager and now directs policy and communication efforts of SACE and the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy Action Fund. An experienced advocate, writer and public speaker, Jennifer serves as SACE’s North Carolina state liaison – tracking policy proposals and coordinating with various stakeholders and advocates. She also manages the organization’s digital media presence (cleanenergy.org and cleanenergyactionfund.org); writes and edits many of SACE’s published materials; and works with traditional media outlets as well.
Research and volunteer work in Central America in the 1990s inspired Jennifer’s interests in environmental policy and sustainable development, and her children are her primary motivation now in the hope that actions taken today will ensure a livable world in the future.
Jennifer earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts from Tufts University in 1993. In addition, Jennifer completed the Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University in 2015. Before joining SACE in 2006, Jennifer managed a watershed conservation project with Upstate Forever in Greenville, SC; conducted research for the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Ecosystem Management Initiative at the University of Michigan; and coordinated community conservation & tourism projects with the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism.