Jamie began her career serving as a CivicSpark AmeriCorps Fellow to address emerging climate and social equity resilience challenges in Northern California. She continued her environmental advocacy work at the Natural Resources Defense Council in Chicago where she worked as a Program Assistant, supporting the Climate & Clean Energy and Nature teams. At NRDC, she co-spearheaded the office Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee and continues to be dedicated to initiatives that build capacity and trust in frontline communities.
Jamie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a Master’s Degree in Sustainable Urban Planning & Design from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology School of Architecture and the Built Environment in Stockholm, Sweden.
Reach Jamie Zouras at jzouras [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.