Director, Sustainability Performance Office
Jennifer C. MacDonald is the Director of the Office at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. She leads the coordination, analysis, and reporting of the Department of Energy's (DOE) sustainability efforts to reduce energy use, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions and to increase renewable energy use, recycling, and sustainable buildings.
In 2008, she joined DOE's Budget Office, where she managed more than $20 billion in funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy. Prior to DOE, she worked on environmental health, emergency operations, appropriations, and congressional affairs at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where she entered federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow. She studied earth systems science and policy at the Biosphere 2 facility in Arizona and has worked in the U.S. House of Representatives and with a government contracting law firm.
She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from George Washington University; a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management from Columbia University; a certificate in Legislative Studies from Georgetown University; and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government Senior Executive Fellows program.