Jeremy is an ELP Senior Fellow with the 2014 National Class, and is enthusiastic about applying many of the fantastic insights learned through both the program and the peer network. Jeremy spent the first fifteen years of his career working in green and resilient buildings and cities -- specifically in renewable energy contracting for altPOWER in NYC and in advocacy, policy, law, and public relations for the U.S. Green Building Council (purveyors of LEED) in Washington, DC. During his 11-year tenure at USGBC, Jeremy served as a core team member of the Center for Green Schools, founded the WaterBuild summit at Greenbuild, and led the organization's efforts on green building codes, community resilience, and all things related to state and local policy. Following goals he had established in his PLP, Jeremy took some time off work to pursue a master's degree in the UK at the University of Oxford, where he studied water science, policy, and management and also kickstarted the sustainability transition of his 750-year old Oxford college.
Jeremy also serves on the board of directors for the Emerald Cities Collaborative, an outstanding NGO focused on sustainable, just, and inclusive cities. Jeremy is also advisor to a campaign called Bristol2Beijing focused on thriving lives for young people with cancer. Prior to his work in green buildings and cities, Jeremy taught English in French Guiana, and French at his alma mater in St. Louis. Jeremy earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science and French from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science from the University of Oxford's School of Geography and the Environment.