Environment Texas Research and Policy Center Staff

Jen Schmerling
Deputy Director, Environment Texas

Started on staff: 2019
M.S., Stanford University

As Deputy Director and head of Environment Texas’s clean energy program, Jen focuses on building renewable, distributed energy generation across Texas and advocating for clean air, clean water and open spaces. Her experience includes three years working in solar energy, from building utility-scale, two-axis PV plants to selling home-sized systems in rural Uganda. Since moving to Houston, she has worked on studying automotive fleets and analyzing building efficiency. In her free time, Jen plays ultimate frisbee, conducts cooking experiments, and periodically makes things out of wood and leather.