In Spotlights

Jamie is an accomplished environmental professional focused on business development, client and project management, and third-party assurance of greenhouse gases, environmental management systems, and sustainability analytics. She earned a Master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management with a concentration in Corporate Environmental Management and Eco-Entrepreneurship. As one of the initial leaders of WEN’s Green Reads Program, she believes collaboration, innovative solutions, and unique business models will help create an exciting and more equitable future.

How long have you been a WEN member?

I joined WEN in February 2012 when I helped spearhead WEN’s Green Reads book club.

What do you like best about being part of WEN?

WEN offers valuable networking and professional resources to its members. I appreciate that feedback is often solicited from members and sharing your thoughts with the group and Board always feels welcome. It is a wonderful community full of interesting, warm, passionate and motivated women.

Tell us more about yourself.

Some of my recent environmental achievements include helping a city government understand their carbon footprint and target reduction strategies, consulting for an electric utility company on the corporate sustainability reporting landscape, and providing third-party assurance of sustainability metrics for a progressive global food company.

What are some of your other activities?

I love exploring Oakland.  I try and support the many local businesses and fabulous restaurants springing up everywhere.  A great organization that I am involved with is called Walk Oakland Bike Oakland (WOBO), whose focus is on improving neighborhood quality of life.  Having a puppy keeps me outside, you can often find me running with her around Temescal or traipsing through our beautiful East Bay regional parks.

What environmental issues are of most concern to you?

Climate change demands more attention than it receives; food systems are broken and need repair; and unbridled consumption- resulting from unaccounted for externalized costs- is long over-due for a paradigm and infrastructure shift.