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Jessica E. Boehland

Senior Program Officer


Jessica Boehland works as a senior program officer with The Kresge Foundation’s Environment Program, which helps U.S. cities combat and adapt to climate change while advancing racial and economic justice.

Jessica leads the team’s grantmaking and other activities that support cities in making an equitable and just energy transition. She also supports Kresge’s Social Investment Practice with program-related investments to advance energy efficiency and clean energy.

Prior to joining Kresge in 2008, Jessica served as managing editor of Environmental Building News and editor of GreenSource magazine. Her writing has appeared in these and numerous other publications.

Jessica serves on the board of The Funders Network, and she is a past board member of the Environmental Grantmakers Association. In 2017, Jessica was named among Midwest Energy News’ 40 Under 40, recognizing young leaders helping to drive America’s transition to clean energy.

Jessica holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Her graduate work focused on climate science, climate policy, and climate justice.

Areas of Specialty

Climate adaptation

Climate change

Energy effciency