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Jodi is well versed in economic inclusion, high road workforce development strategies, innovative employment frameworks, energy efficiency programs, and energy policy. Prior to becoming a consultant, Jodi worked for over 20 years in nonprofit management implementing workforce development, social justice, and sustainability programs; specifically working at the intersection of climate, equity and workforce development. She served as the Executive Director of Rising Sun Center For Opportunity for 12 years where she developed innovative green training and employment models that are held as exemplars in both the national and international community. Jodi was appointed by California Public Utilities Commissioners to the first Disadvantaged Communities Advisory Board  where she advised the state on climate, energy, and equity policy.  In 2017, she received the Solutions Project, Clean Energy for All 100% Campaign Award for her work demonstrating how environmental investments can create good jobs for people from underserved communities while improving environmental quality for everyone. Her work at Rising Sun was featured in a book called, "Learning a Living,"  where she received an award at the World Innovation Summit for Education in Qatar. She also received a Resolution from California State Senator Skinner acknowledging her leadership and service. 

Jodi holds a Green MBA from the Presidio Graduate School, a BA in Peace and Conflicts studies from UC Berkeley, and is trained in the resiliency framework that has inspired her work. She has a commitment to social, racial, and environmental justice that is informed by being born in Apartheid South Africa. Her connection to the environment and understanding that our survival is dependent on how we walk on the earth is steeped in her early years living on a Native American Reservation and spending summers at a Jewish camp in Yosemite. She recently moved to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, with her husband, two boys and dog, so that her children could become bilingual and learn about their Mexican Heritage. In San Miguel, she serves on the Board of Ojala Ninos, a non-profit, focused on providing education to children in rural Mexico so that they can reach their full potential.


Favorite quote:  

"It always seems impossible until it's done."            

Nelson Mandela


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