Janna Cohen-Rosenthal

NERN (2006)

Boston, Massachusetts

Janna is an expert in managing climate change and resilience action programs, seeking new opportunities to collaborate in program management, marketing, outreach, and organizational change management. 

She was the director of Climate Programs at Second Nature. Second Nature is a Boston-based non-profit organization with a mission to proactively build a sustainable and positive global future through leadership networks in higher education. Second Nature’s signature program is the President's Climate Leadership Commitments an initiative with over 680 institutions that have committed to becoming carbon neutral. 

Previously, she founded the Campus Sustainability Initiative at Brandeis University, a signatory institution. As the University's first Sustainability Coordinator, Janna led strategic planning on energy efficiency, renewable energy, waste reduction, green buildings, and transportation efforts. Recently, Janna has worked with Conservation Law Foundation Ventures, Mill City Grows, and the City of Boston's Office of Energy and Environmental. Prior to Brandeis, Janna was the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Energy Consumers Alliance of New England- the umbrella organization of Mass Energy Consumers Alliance and People's Power & Light, working to expand renewable energy development. 

Janna earned a B.A. in Sociology and Environmental Studies and M.B.A in Non-Profit Management and Social Policy from Brandeis University.