jennie dean

Jennie Dean

Program Director

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Campus Mailcode: Box 951496

310-206-1276

Jennie Dean joined the IoES in August 2016 to run the Corporate Partners Program. In this role, she recruits and maintains partnerships with businesses interested in corporate sustainability. She connects these external partners with UCLA faculty, staff, and students to answer the most pressing questions in the field of sustainability.

In January 2018, Jennie began splitting her time with managing the new Blue Prosperity program. This cross-campus initiative is building a toolkit for small island developing states (SIDS) to help grow their economies and enhance economic opportunities for their people by drawing on the available natural and ocean resources sustainably. In this role she oversees faculty and student teams conducting evaluations of technical, administrative, legal and financial capacity of SIDS.

She has a strong background in facilitating relationships with external partners, curating impactful engagement events, and producing thoughtful and thorough research reports.  Prior to coming to UCLA, she spent most of the last decade in Washington, DC where she worked for the federal government and non-profits on conservation issues. Her educational background is in environmental management with a master’s degree from Duke University and bachelor’s from Princeton University. When not on-campus, you can find her at the beach or hiking in the Santa Monica mountains.

Projects

resilience: 2020-2021 focus

Resilience: 2020-2021 Focus

In the face of widespread changes brought about by COVID-19, record-breaking wildfires across the west coast, and one of the most active Atlantic tropical storm seasons on record, the importance…

women in the blue economy

Women in the blue economy

Two important issues have risen at the forefront of ocean conservation: the concept of the blue economy and the role of women in international maritime industries. The blue economy encapsulates…

renewable energy: 2019-2020 focus

Renewable Energy: 2019-2020 Focus

Policymakers are pushing to not just increase integration of renewable energy, but to transform our energy systems into systems dominated by renewables at local, state, and national levels. LA’s Green…

supply chain: 2018-2019 focus

Supply Chain: 2018-2019 Focus

For the 2018-2019 academic year, the Corporate Partners Program focused on sustainability in supply chains.  The kickoff event for this year’s CPP program took place on October 2. Panelists at…