Jackie was recently named the City Chief Sustainability Officer of Fort Collins, CO where she oversees their sustainability services, which includes the departments of economic health, social sustainability and environmental services. Before moving to Colorado, she lived in Hawai’i for over a decade and served as Governor Neil Abercrombieʻs first State Sustainability Coordinator. She was an active advisor to Gov. Abercrombie during his membership of President Obamaʻs State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.
Jackie has a masterʻs degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, and a bachelorʻs degree in applied art and sciences from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York.