Jennifer Marrapese serves as Executive Director of the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA), where she practices a philosophy of openness and collaboration to grow a large network of practitioners involved in sustainable energy in the Northeastern U.S. Prior to joining NESEA, Jennifer served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for Cox Communications, and as Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Rhode Island. Jennifer is known for her strategic sense and for her ability to forge strong partnerships among staff teams and collaborators alike. She earned her BA in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, her JD from the University of California, Berkeley, and her MA in Organizational Management and Development from Fielding University. She lives in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, where she and her family just completed a deep energy retrofit of their 1977 ranch house.