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Jessica Jinn

Advocate, City Equity, People & Communities Program
Jessica Jinn supports NRDC advocates, core partners, community partners, and cities to equitably advance climate programs and goals. Prior to this role, Jinn worked in clean transportation policy and programs with the mayor's office of Los Angeles and the Center…

Allison Johnson

Senior Attorney, Health & Food, People & Communities Program
Allison Johnson focuses on sustainable food systems with a broad lens, recognizing that we need a massive shift toward diversified and health-promoting agriculture—and away from harmful pesticides, soil degradation, and antibiotic use. She advocates for policy change at federal, state…

Morgan Johnson

Staff Attorney, Sustainable FERC Project, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Morgan Johnson works with the Sustainable FERC Project, a coalition-based initiative housed within NRDC that promotes the transition to a clean, low-carbon, and sustainable energy future. Johnson represents the project in its gas advocacy work before FERC, DOE, and other…

Sabrina Johnson

Senior Advocate, Housing Policy, People & Communities Program
Sabrina Johnson champions more equitable federal housing policy and programs, in partnership with national advocates that represent disenfranchised communities and low-income residents. Johnson serves on both NRDC’s national policy and building decarbonization teams. Her current focus includes building resilient communities…

Dr. Ticora V. Jones

Chief Science Officer
Having joined NRDC as chief science officer in February 2023, Dr. Ticora V. Jones is leading the efforts to expand the vision for science and the Science Office at NRDC to support the scientific and evidence-based nucleus for organizational strategy…

Kyle T. Jones

Director, Federal Affairs, Center for Policy Advocacy
Kyle T. Jones works to engage Congress and the administration in NRDC’s efforts to defend and expand critical environmental laws and policies. Prior to his current role, he served as assistant parliamentarian of the U.S. House of Representatives from 2015…

Ashley Jordan

Boreal Corporate Campaign Advocate, International Program
Ashley Jordan provides technical and advocacy expertise for NRDC's corporate campaign to establish stronger protections for the Canadian boreal forest. Jordan joined NRDC in 2018 and previously supported the Canada Project as a program assistant and campaign coordinator. She holds…

Matthew Kaplan

Senior Attorney, Nature Program
Prior to joining the Water and Agriculture team, Matthew Kaplan worked in the U.S. House of Representatives for the chair of the House Energy and Water Appropriations Committee, as an attorney advisor at the Department of Justice, and for the…

Avinash Kar

Senior Attorney and Senior Director, Health and Food, People & Communities Program
Prior to his current role, Avi Kar served as director of state health policy, working with NRDC teams and external coalitions to pass key legislation and advance policies to reduce exposures to toxics, with a focus on California, New York…

Susan Egan Keane

Senior Director, Global Advocacy, International Program
With more than 25 years of experience in environmental health issues—including the reporting of toxic emissions, the regulation of air pollution, the management of pesticides, and the formation of water-quality standards—Susan Egan Keane has worked in Europe, Central Asia, Latin…

Madeline Keating

City Strategist, People & Communities Program
Madeline Keating is a core member of the Food Waste team, where her work is focused on implementation of city-level solutions and strategies for food waste prevention, surplus food rescue, and food scrap recycling. Keating approaches food waste work with…

Olivia Keck

Legal Assistant, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Olivia Keck works on climate and clean energy federal litigation and advocacy efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and pollution across several sectors. She supports efforts that push for clean air, industrial and power sector decarbonization, energy efficiency, and clean…

Caroline Keicher

Director, City Energy Project and Policy Advisor, Buildings and Energy, People & Communities Program
Caroline Keicher directs the City Energy Project, a national initiative to create healthier and more prosperous American cities by improving the energy efficiency of buildings. She also works across cities in the American Cities Climate Challenge to advance energy efficiency…

Kit Kennedy

Managing Director, Climate & Clean Energy Program
Kit Kennedy leads NRDC's state and regional climate and clean energy advocacy across the United States with more than thirty years of experience as an environmental and clean energy attorney and advocate. She directed the Environmental Protection Bureau at the…

Adam Kent

Senior Advisor, Green Finance Center, People & Communities Program
Adam Kent works at the intersection of finance and climate, with a particular focus on the role housing and community development finance play in creating a more equitable and environmentally sustainable economy. Prior to NRDC, Kent was the deputy director…