Jennifer Ronk holds a Masters of Environmental Management from the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She joined Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) in 2009, and is currently the Program Director for Energy Efficiency and Environmental Science. Previously, she served as the Deputy Director for the Renewable Energy and International Law (REIL) Network, an international think tank for clean energy and climate change law and policy. From 2001 – 2007 she was the Vice President of Applied Environmental Solutions, an environmental consulting firm specializing in investigating and remediating contaminated soil and groundwater. From 1991 to 2001 she was an environmental scientist investigating and remediating contaminated soil and groundwater at commercial, industrial, and governmental sites across the United States and Canada. Ms. Ronk is a Professional Geologist (PG) licensed in the State of Wisconsin, a Certified Environmental Manager (CEM), and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
During her tenure at HARC, Ms. Ronk has been engaged in a wide variety of projects and programs that are designed to facilitate the transition to a low carbon future, including energy efficiency, renewable energy, and transportation projects. She also manages a project that reviews scientific data (groundwater, surface water, soil, sediment, and tissue) related to a contaminated site and provides information and feedback on the data to community members.