Jenn Perron

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Climate Policy Fellow, California-China Climate Institute

With over 15 years of experience in climate science and policy, Jenn has advanced international climate cooperation in academia, think tanks, and non-profits. At the California-China Climate Institute (CCCI), Jenn supports climate policy research, dialogues, and training aimed at strengthening bilateral coordination between California and China. Prior to joining CCCI, Jenn worked as a Project Manager at The Brookings Institution, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and research scholarship on climate and energy issues, including on sectoral decarbonization approaches, energy transitions, and climate diplomacy. Before that, she managed external partnerships and community engagement at MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence’s Climate CoLab – an online crowdsourcing platform – where she also coordinated a cohort of more than 150 global volunteers and contributed to social science research. Previously, she led network engagement on international climate policy for a non-profit climate network, leading dialogues, workshops, and civil society engagement processes. Jenn has a strong background in both the science and politics of global climate change, with areas of interest in international climate policy and diplomacy and its nexus with U.S. domestic climate policies, in adaptation, adaptive capacity, and building community resilience, and in the role of the networks advancing multilateral environmental governance processes.

M.S., Environmental Policy, University of Michigan