Director/Founder, the Keeling Curve Prize
Jackie is the both the creator and the Executive Director of the Keeling Curve Prize and a board member of the overarching organization, the Global Warming Mitigation Project. While getting a masters degree in Energy Policy and Climate from John Hopkins University, she became concerned with the slow pace climate solutions were being adopted and implemented and the lack of progress towards global carbon emission reductions. She decided that more needed to be done to accelerate the shift to a climate stable future and using her background, connections and expertise started the prize. She has built a network of scientists and experts devoted to action, spoke at the Explorers Club in NYC, become involved with the TED community in Vancouver, and has awarded half a million dollars to international climate solutions.
Prior to the KCP, Jackie ran a pilot program for the Smithsonian Science Education Center about emergent scientific learning alongside world-renowned physicist, David Pines. She spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Aspen Science Center - working closely with the Aspen Center for Physics, she coordinated a program for the U.S. Department of Energy under Steven Chu, and has been instrumental in spurring action surrounding energy solutions for decades.