AMERICAN CLIMATE LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

AMBITION. RESTORATION. JUSTICE

About Jalonne L. White-Newsome, PhD

A life-long learner and advocate, Dr. Jalonne L. White-Newsome founded Empowering a Green Environment and Economy, LLC, a strategic consulting firm, with the mission to develop solutions centered around people to create resilient and healthy communities. She serves her clients with forward-thinking and intersectional approaches to tackling issues such as climate change, public health, environmental injustice, and advancing racial equity within institutions. Jalonne’s has multi-sector experience having worked in environmental philanthropy, state government, non-profit, grassroots, academia and private industry. Most notably, she created and implemented the transformational Climate Resilient and Equitable Water Systems (CREWS) Initiative at the Kresge Foundation as a Senior Program Officer; she was the first Director of WE ACT for Environmental Justice’s federal policy office in Washington, DC; and, her doctoral research illuminated the impact of climate change & extreme heat on the low-income, elderly in Detroit, and is still referenced to drive public health interventions.