Jackie Ostfeld

    Jackie Ostfeld has over a decade of experience working to connect kids and communities with the natural world. Jackie directs the Sierra Club's broad portfolio of outdoors work, leading organizational efforts to advance policy, advocacy and partnerships to ensure kids and communities have access to -- and feel welcomed in -- our shared public lands and outdoor spaces. Jackie is also the founder and chair of the Outdoors Alliance for Kids, a national strategic partnership of nearly 100 organizations representing over 60 million individuals, collectively educating and activating decision-makers to ensure all children, youth and families have access to the outdoors. Jackie has spent years in the field as a naturalist and educator, teaching thousands of children in and about the environment. She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Vermont and has studied and lived abroad in Central America. Jackie earned her master’s degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University in Washington, DC.