BRITEside Chat with Jetta Wong
As a hub for energy entrepreneurs, BRITE brings together a variety of stakeholders to advance energy technologies and support startups in the region. The monthly BRITEside Chat series is speaker-driven networking event for entrepreneurs to learn and connect. Each BRITEside Chat features a notable innovator with expertise to share with our community. After brief networking, the speaker shares their insight and engages with attendees. The event is free, and we hope you can join us!
Jetta Wong is a former Department of Energy leader under the Obama Administration and a leader in innovation & information technology. She joins us for this BRITEside Chat to talk about the abundance of opportunities available with the government and why working with the government is a strong business strategy for those in the tech field – energy or otherwise.
Jetta Wong is President of JLW Advising and Senior Fellow in the Clean Energy Innovation Program at ITIF. In her consulting practice, she advises clients on how to bring new clean energy technologies to the market. Previously, she worked at the Department of Energy, joining in July of 2012. Before joining the Department of Energy Jetta worked for the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. She worked on a wide range of energy and environment policy issues related to civilian research, development and demonstration programs at the Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency. Before working for Congress, Jetta worked for the Clean Energy Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) where she brought stakeholders together from southern states in support of clean energy policy. Prior to her work at UCS she served as the Senior Policy Associate on Sustainable Biomass for the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). There she testified twice for Congress on bioenergy and worked with congressional staffers and stakeholders to develop policies that promote cutting edge sustainable renewable energy technologies. Jetta’s career in energy started in Uzbekistan where she was a natural resources consultant on an anaerobic digestion development project.
Jetta holds a MPS in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and B.S. in Natural Resources and the Environment from the University of Michigan.