Jennifer Schmitt is the program director and lead scientist for the NorthStar Initiative for Sustainable Enterprise. She leads the day-to-day operations of the initiative as well as the strategic direction of its future work. Her focus is on sustainable enterprise development and transitions, and she is committed to engaged scholarship. Jennifer’s research focuses on tracing environmental impacts through supply chains, circulating waste back into production systems and conservation outcomes in Tanzania.
Jennifer’s prior research in sustainability includes corporate sustainability efforts, carbon reporting, energy efficiency and smart networks. Jennifer has a M.S. in applied economics and Ph.D. in conservation biology from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in biology and international relations from Beloit College.