Jake Schmidt

Managing Director, International program

Jake Schmidt manages a team of experts and partners working to address climate change and spur clean energy, protect nature and wildlife, and promote healthy people and thriving communities in China, India, Latin America, Canada, and at the international level. Prior to joining NRDC, Schmidt worked at the Center for Clean Air Policy where he directed their international efforts. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Muhlenberg College and a M.P.P. in environmental policy, with a certificate in ecological economics from the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Schmidt is based in NRDC's Washington, D.C., office.