Jennifer Garson

Strategic Projects Advisory, Office of Technology Transitions

US Department of Energy

Jennifer is a clean energy advisor and manager developing and supporting creative activities focused on catalyzing new networks and prizes to help entrepreneurs move their technologies from research institutions into the market. She serves as a Strategic Projects Advisory in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Technology Transitions, where she is supporting the Department's efforts to enhance the commercial impact of the agency’s research and development. In addition to serving in OTT, she is a program manager in DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technology to Market team. Her programs have supported hundreds of startups across the country through novel training programs, competitions targeted at university students, challenges linking solutions to major corporate partners, supporting early stage pilots helping validate companies' technologies, created new national and regional networks, and have resulted in more than a 40:1 ROI. She has spent seven years at DOE, including in the Office of the Chief Financial Officer and the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, and served as a research assistant for a private consulting company. Jennifer earned her B.A. in Anthropology and Environmental Studies Concentration at Kenyon College and her Master of Public Policy at George Washington University.