Janna is the Director of ACUPCC Initiatives 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 American College & University Presidents' Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), an initiative with over 680 institutions that have committed to becoming carbon neutral.
Previously, she founded the Campus Sustainability Initiative at Brandeis University, an ACUPCC 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.