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Jaclyn Olsen

Office for Sustainability


Jaclyn Olsen is a director in the Harvard Office for Sustainability where she has been working on Harvard’s climate goals and sustainability efforts through partnerships with faculty and other key University partners. She is a long-time sustainability employee at Harvard and has been part of the senior team working with faculty, staff, and students on strategic priorities including leading work on the development of Harvard’s first and second-generation climate goal implementation plans and the holistic Sustainability Plan released in 2014.

Jaclyn also leads two regional partnership groups as Co-Vice Chair of the Cambridge Compact for a Sustainable Future and as Harvard’s representative leading the Boston Green Ribbon Commission Higher Education Working Group, which is chaired by Harvard’s Executive Vice President. Jaclyn previously worked at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs Leading by Example Program and has a Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.