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Jacquelyn Omotalade


TITLE: Climate Investments National Director

LOCATION: Pennsylvania

LANGUAGE: English, Spanish, Yoruba

EXPERTISE AREA: Black/African-American Communities, DEIJ, Energy Policy, Environmental Education, Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Green Jobs/Economy, Hispanic/Latine/a/o Communities, Just Transition, Sustainability, Transportation & Infrastructure, Youth


Jacquelyn Omosunbo Omotalade is an accomplished government affairs and public policy leader. As the Climate Investments National Director, she plays a pivotal role in driving Green For All’s Justice40 agenda. Leading the execution of this transformative agenda, Jacquelyn works towards ensuring that the $369 billion Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, the most significant climate bill in the U.S., benefits the communities most affected by poverty and pollution. Her focus is on channeling these investments through minority-owned businesses, creating quality jobs, improving health outcomes, and fostering increased opportunities. With her strategic prowess and commitment to environmental justice and equity, Jacquelyn is at the forefront of creating a greener and more inclusive future. She is deeply passionate about environmental justice and equity, advocating for sustainable solutions that empower and benefit marginalized communities. Jacquelyn’s international experience in countries such as the US, Indonesia, Guatemala, Germany, Spain, France, Kenya, and Nigeria positions her as an expert in programs, policy and equity work. As a climate policy expert, technologist, Afro-futurist and trusted strategist, Jacquelyn has demonstrated strong team leadership in fast-paced, high-growth environments. She excels in forging stakeholder alliances and building key partnerships while driving advocacy and social responsibility. Her creative and analytical abilities enable continuous improvement, exceeding all expectations. Jacquelyn has a BA from Spelman College, a JD from the University of Pittsburgh and a forthcoming Doctor of Education from Point Park College. Alongside her educational qualifications, Jacquelyn’s career highlights include spearheading first in the nation environmental policies as the President of San Francisco’s Environmental Commission, pioneering ride-sharing regulations in Africa and leading numerous political campaigns. She actively contributes to organizations like Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the PA Association of Environmental Educators, and the NEED organization. She resides in Pittsburgh, PA with her daughter, Ruth, and dog, Lozen. She is an avid fitness enthusiast having completed over 30 marathons and ultra marathons. In addition, she attends Burning Man every year in Nevada.


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