James (Jamey) is an Associate II for the World Resources Institute’s Food, Forests, and Water Program. Jamey works with government agencies, utilities, businesses, finance institutions, and conservation organizations to mobilize smart investments in forests, farms, grasslands, and wetlands to harness the local, regional, and global services they provide. Jamey advises across WRI’s natural infrastructure portfolio and leads emerging work related to negative emissions.
Jamey previously worked at the Office of Management & Budget (OMB) and the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA), where he advised senior White House policy officials on environmental and climate policy, handling a broad portfolio that included economic analysis and risk assessment, regulatory review, legislative analysis, interagency negotiations, and Federal program oversight and performance management. Before OMB, Jamey worked with WRI to establish the Natural Infrastructure project.
Jamey holds an M.S. in Natural Resources & Environment (Sustainable Systems and Environmental Policy) and an M.A. in Applied Economics (Public Finance and Natural Resource Economics) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his B.A. in Public Policy from Hobart College.
Jamey is an avid hiker, skier, canoeist, and beer brewer, but has never managed to combine all four. He lives with his wife and bernese mountain dog in Portland, Oregon.