International Climate Fellow
Jennifer served as an advisor on climate change to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon from 2013–2017, supporting the development and execution of the Secretary-General’s climate strategy. Jennifer was one of the lead officers responsible for the Secretary-General’s engagements with world leaders and his efforts to deliver the Paris Agreement, which became one of the fastest international agreements to enter into force. She also served as renewable energy focal point within the Secretary-General’s Executive Office to launch several energy initiatives during the 2014 Climate Summit.
Prior to that, Jennifer served as Legal Advisor to the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States in the United Nations climate change negotiations. She also practiced as a Litigation associate at Clifford Chance US LLP in New York and as an investment analyst at a major Wall Street firm. Jennifer holds a JD from Northwestern University School of Law, an MIA in Energy & Environment Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a BA in Political Science from Wellesley College.