JESSICA HALLER

Jessica Haller is an environmental professional and sustainability champion.  She currently splits her time between running a tech start-up, sustainability work, and her family. Jessica is a Leader with The Climate Reality Project, where she has engaged hundreds of people on climate issues through presentations and local action.  She is on the board of the Riverdale Nature Preservancy, on the leadership circle of Canfei Nesharim, promoting sustainable living inspired by Torah, and the advisory board of Eden Village Camp, the only summer camp of its kind that is a living model of a thriving, inspired, sustainable Jewish community, grounded in social responsibility and vibrant spiritual life.

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Jessica has led many initiatives in her local environment of Riverdale, chairing the steering committee for the Riverdale YMCA Sunday Market, founding the RJC Green Team and working with local politicians on related issues. In 2008 Jessica was the Director of the Jewish Climate Change Campaign and was a delegate to the UNDP – ARC conference “Many Heavens, One Earth” at Windsor Castle. During the day, Jessica is the Vice President of Strategy for Itemize Corp, a digital receipts business, where she overseas the development of business plans, audience development, and fund-raising. Previously she was the Chief Executive Officer of Svante Scientific, a climate change intelligence business with NASA Climate Scientists.  She was also CIO of Hazon, the largest Jewish environmental organization in the US. Jessica is a LEED Accredited Professional with the US Green Building Council. She has an M.P.A. in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia and a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.