Jacqui is a sustainability professional with experience in the non-profit, academic, government, and for-profit sectors. She served as the first sustainability coordinator for the City of Bloomington, Indiana, where she spearheaded energy efficiency, waste reduction, active transportation, and renewable energy programs throughout the community. During this time, she also served in leadership positions with the Urban Sustainability Directors Network, co-chairing the Innovation Fund Committee and as a member of the Planning Committee. Prior to her work with the city, she served as the assistant director of the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University under Nobel Prize winner Elinor Ostrom, and as the state director of the Indiana Rural Community Assistance Program, where she worked with rural communities to improve access to clean water supplies and adequate sewage treatment. She holds master’s degrees in Public Policy and Environmental Science from the School of Public & Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, and a bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language from the University of Michigan.