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Jack Shapiro

Jack Shapiro, Climate & Clean Energy Director

Jack ShapiroJack brings 15 years of advocacy, policy, and organizing experience to the NRCM climate and clean energy team. Prior to joining NRCM in 2021, Jack worked at Greenpeace USA and at Organizing for Action, pushing for ambitious federal climate policies. He served for four years as an appointee in the Obama Administration working on diverse issues ranging from conservation, clean energy, and green buildings to community resilience and biodefense. Jack has a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor’s degree in Ethics, History, and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. Originally from the Northwest, Jack lives in Brunswick with his family.

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Generally anything chocolate-based, but raspberry is always tempting!

Dog or Cat Person: Both! Although our dog Manny is the best.

My Favorite Way to Enjoy Maine: We haven’t made the move yet, but looking forward to exploring everything the state has to offer!

A favorite quote: “Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.” — Alasdair Gray

Why I Do This Work

Tackling the climate crisis and helping to steer the energy transition is the most important and rewarding work I can imagine doing.