Headshot of Jackie Wong Jackie Wong (she/her)

Senior Vice President, Climate & Energy

Jackie Wong serves as the chief visionary and strategist for NRDC’s advocacy to fight climate change and advance clean energy. In particular, Wong leads NRDC’s work in four critical sectors: Power, Transportation, Buildings, and Industrial―all with a focus on equity and community.

Before assuming this role, Wong led NRDC’s Industrial division and focused on the decarbonization of the industrial sector, the responsible deployment of green hydrogen in targeted applications, the mitigation of non-CO2 greenhouse gases, and the development and commercialization of emerging technologies. Previously, she was a senior advisor for energy and climate change at the White House during the Obama administration. In that capacity, she focused on securing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to address hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), reforming the federal coal program, and ensuring protections in the Outer Continental Shelf. Wong also has experience working on international clean energy cooperation at the U.S. Department of Energy and in the private sector at Bain Capital and McKinsey & Company. Wong holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and English from Yale University and an MPA with a concentration in economics and public policy from Princeton University. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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