Author: Jenny Cole

If you ask me where I’m from, I can’t really answer because I’ve lived in 6 states and 3 countries so far. Now I’ve landed in Durham to pursue a Master of Environmental Management with a concentration in Energy and the Environment. I am particularly interested in energy efficiency because of its potency as a tool to reduce fossil fuel use and cut carbon emissions, and I draw on my undergraduate degree in psychology to explore behavioral energy efficiency. I am fascinated by the questions of what motivates people to act environmentally and how changes in human behavior can improve our relationship with the natural environment, and I hope to ultimately pursue a PhD in environmental psychology. Outside of my career I love reading, playing the flute, traveling, playing board games, backpacking and exploring the outdoors. I’ll be one of the co-presidents for NicNats, the Nicholas School outdoor club, this upcoming year. I am excited to share my work on energy efficiency at the Rocky Mountain Institute in Boulder, Colorado with you all this summer!