Jenna Behrendt is a Research Associate at the Center for Global Sustainability (CGS). Her work focuses on integrated quantitative analysis and modeling of energy systems, land use, and related issues at the center of climate and sustainability debates. Before joining CGS, Jenna coordinated renewable energy projects and led youth climate leadership programs at the New York City (NYC) Department of Education. She also interned at the NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability and the US EPA, and worked for a Community Choice Energy provider in Santa Clara County, CA. Jenna has a Master's degree in Environmental Science & Policy from Columbia University and a Bachelor's degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University. She enjoys hiking, cooking vegetarian meals and reading fiction.
The China Program at CGS integrates scientific research, education, policy analysis, and stakeholder engagement to help understand and inform the development and deployment of China’s climate, energy, and environment strategies across international, national, and local contexts.Learn More about China Program