Jennifer Tee

Director, Climate Innovation, JFFLabs


Jennifer Tee is the director of Climate Innovation (CI) within JFFLabs. She aligns vision, strategy, and implementation of CI initiatives, including its flagship project, CREST (Climate-Resilient Employees for a Sustainable Tomorrow).

Jennifer joined JFF with over 20 years of experience in nonprofits and educational institutions, both globally and in the United States. She is a strategic, connected thinker passionate about designing and scaling programs for greater impact. She is a thoughtful teambuilder and creative problem solver who thrives in dynamic, collaborative environments.

Her expertise includes:

  • Program design and implementation
  • Change management
  • Budget management
  • Small- and large-group facilitation
  • Legal and risk management
  • Nonprofit management
  • Higher education

Before joining JFF, Jennifer served as deputy director of Seattle nonprofit Facing Homelessness, which mobilizes local communities toward the goal of ending homelessness. She provided strategic direction to expand three homeless intervention and community engagement programs. She collaborated with multiple partners on the BLOCK Project, a new model for providing permanent, affordable, sustainable housing in residential backyards.

Jennifer’s commitment to developing multiple pathways to education and training centering the needs and interests of diverse workers and learners brought her to JFF. She says, “Climate Innovation at JFF embraces the need for quality jobs and training opportunities to address one of the most critical issues of our time. Through this work, I have the privilege of collaborating with innovators, policymakers, funders, businesses, youth leaders, and communities to understand unique challenges we face and amplify real opportunities to develop and scale solutions.”

Jennifer lives in Seattle with her husband and mischievous Australian Shepherd. She enjoys exploring the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest by hiking, biking, and swimming. She recently reignited her childhood love of roller skating and hula hooping.