Jenny collaborates with partners across McDonald’s to advance its strategic aspirations for environmentally efficient restaurants and sustainable sourcing. She leads a cross-functional group that supports McDonald’s teams around the world in identifying and scaling opportunities for sustainable building design, energy management, waste diversion and water stewardship to provide value for restaurants, their communities and the planet. Jenny is passionate about increasing engagement and visibility into McDonald’s sustainability efforts to inspire customers, employees, franchisees and suppliers, and to lead meaningful change and long-term resilience across the food industry. Jenny is currently a First Mover Fellow with the Aspen Institute Business & Society Program.
Jenny was formerly the Education Director at Salish Sea Expeditions, an inquiry-based science and sailing education program in the Seattle area, and is a strong advocate for STEM education and building future generations of critical thinkers. She serves on the Advisory Board for Northern Illinois University’s Center for Social Entrepreneurship and as a career coach through One Million Degrees in Chicago. Jenny has a BS/MS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and an MBA from the Yale School of Management.
While at Yale School of Management, Jenny was a leader of the Business & the Environment Club (BATEC) and the Global Social Enterprise Course that worked with social entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa. She also helped to launch and chaired the Education Leadership Conference’s national Business Plan Competition.