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Jessie Buendia
VP, Sustainability and National Director
Jessica “Jessie” Buendia is the Dream.Org Vice President of Sustainability and Green For All National Director. Green For All works at the intersection of the environmental, economic, and racial justice movements to advance solutions to poverty and pollution and to ensure that the people hit first and worst by pollution and climate change do not benefit last and least from the solutions. Under her leadership, Green For All is working to advance proactive bipartisan climate policy, support the implementation of Biden’s Justice40 initiative, ensure investments from the Inflation Reduction Act are directed to the communities most impacted by poverty and pollution, and uplift Black and Brown entrepreneurs and job pathways in the green economy.

Before coming to Green For All, Jessie held positions within the public, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors on climate equity. Most recently, Jessie served as an executive at the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) under the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. SGC promotes sustainability, health, and equity across the State by helping California achieve its climate change and racial equity goals through place-based, community-driven infrastructure investments and transformative programming. Jessie launched racial equity and technical assistance initiatives that expanded California’s reach and impact in communities and propelled SGC as a leader on equity at the state level.

Jessie has her policy degree from Princeton University, an advanced project management certification from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from Macalester College. Jessie is originally from Iowa and currently lives in Sacramento with her wife and two children.
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