Green Festival Speakers

Jodi Pincus



Jodi Pincus is the Executive Director of Rising Sun Energy Center. Under her leadership, Rising Sun has evolved from a modest renewable energy education center into a leading green workforce development and retrofit services organization.

Jodi is a leading expert on the green economy, youth employment frameworks, sustainable social enterprise models and workforce development. The Center offers innovative green training and employment models that are held as exemplars in both the national and international community. Jodi specializes in consensus building, developing curricula, change management, and researching program methodology and effectiveness.

Born in South Africa and a former resident of Australia, Israel and Mexico, Jodi considers herself a global citizen. She has committed her life to solving issues of social inequality and environmental degradation through innovative, proactive approaches. Jodi is a UC Berkeley graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies and holds an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School in Sustainable Management.