Jennifer Thompson

Executive Director, Sustainable Silicon Valley
Jennifer Thompson

JenniferJennifer has 20 years of nonprofit and media experience building cross-sector partnerships with a focus on sustainability. In 2008, Jennifer founded Green21 and served as its Executive Producer, forming partnerships with the major cornerstones of public media, nonprofits, educational programs, and civic engagement, and participated in the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America. The WGBH Educational Foundation said, “Green21’s compelling segments will inspire students to become stewards of their environmental future.” Previously, Jennifer was an Executive Producer for the David & Lucile Packard Foundation’s Fellowships Program for Science and Engineering, interviewing select members of the Board of Trustees and Fellowship Advisory Panel. In 2004, Jennifer directed and produced the documentary “American dream 2.0,” that was theatrically released garnering positive reviews with SF Weekly calling it, “an ideal time capsule for future historians.” From 1999-2001, Jennifer was immersed in the sustainability world working on the Emmy-winning series “Digital Journey,” featuring Amory Lovins, Bill McDonough, Stewart Brand, and many other visionaries. Previously, Jennifer worked in New York for the legendary Maysles Films. Early in her career, she did script continuity for the documentary “From Hollywood to Hanoi,” that was nominated best nonfiction film at Sundance, then she worked for its foundation doing PR and community outreach throughout the US and in Hanoi. In 1994, Jennifer received a B.A. in Journalism from New York University (NYU). Jennifer is from Washington, D.C. and, since 1998, has lived in San Francisco.