As the United States grapples with meaningful action on climate change, much emphasis has been placed on the transportation sector, and with good reason. Transportation accounts for 29 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions, the most of any sector. A majority of these emissions, unsurprisingly, come from passenger vehicles.
As a graduate consultant within the Urban Transformation program, Jane researches and analyzes land use and transportation reforms to reduce transportation-sector carbon emissions in the United States. Her focus surrounds pricing signals as a method of inducing behavioral change in drivers to reduce vehicle miles traveled.
Prior to joining RMI as a graduate consultant, Jane spent time in Shanghai and Oakland as well as remotely working for New Energy Nexus, a nonprofit that supports clean energy entrepreneurs with funds, accelerators, and networks. Her work for New Energy Nexus is what sparked her passion for clean energy and its potential to improve social equity.
BS, Economics and Sustainability, Miami University
Masters of the Environment, Renewable and Sustainable Energy, University of Colorado–Boulder (in progress)