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Jenny Cooper

Class of 2015-2016

About Jenny

(updated 3/2020)  Jenny Cooper is the Director of Environmental Education & Sustainability at The Northwest School, where she leads school-wide efforts to maximize learning opportunities while minimizing environmental impact, and strives to cultivate critically engaged community members–students, faculty, staff, parents, and board members–who have a deep understanding of the natural systems on which we depend and our impact on those systems. Prior to joining Northwest, Jenny worked on climate change policy at international, national, and city levels. She spent three years with the International Climate Program at Environmental Defense Fund, attending annual United Nations climate change negotiations, and most recently was a Henry Luce Scholar based in Singapore, where she worked in the private sector on behavioral and residential energy efficiency policy in Asia Pacific countries. Jenny’s experiences working on benchmarking policy implementation for New York City and environmental science field research in the Maasai Mara, Kenya and the Canadian Rockies, have also informed her understanding of the need for interdisciplinary and equitable approaches to addressing climate change. Jenny holds a BA in Geography from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA and MS in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Jenny grew up in Baltimore, MD and has lived in Seattle since 2016. 

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