Jamie Cummings B.A.

  • Policy Analyst
Jamie Cummings

Jamie Cummings works to inform policy solutions using Woodwell scientists’ research to help communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis. She supports Woodwell Climate’s Just Access program, and assists the Government Relations team with domestic federal policy advocacy and growing the Center’s presence in the United Nations Climate System (UNFCCC).

Cummings has expertise in public policy, youth engagement in international climate discussions, and disaster risk reduction and resilience through the UNFCCC. She previously interned with the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce, as well as with the U.S. Climate Action Network.

Since her time as an undergraduate student, Cummings has been monitoring and engaging in U.N. climate processes, particularly Loss and Damage and adaptation issues. She served as the Climate Change Contact Point for the U.N. Office of Disaster Risk Reduction Stakeholder Engagement Mechanism (UNDRR-SEM). Her experiences have provided her with a strong knowledge of the U.N. system, and their party and stakeholder engagements, including youth, the private sector, and climate-oriented non-governmental organizations.

Cummings’ deep connection with the environment drives her professional aspirations, and she is committed to safeguarding the natural world she cherishes. She has learned about the value of reciprocity from Indigenous colleagues and peers, and believes that the Earth provides in abundance for us and we must protect and preserve those gifts reciprocally. In addition to her passion for advancing environmental policy, Cummings is an enthusiastic hiker, skier, fly-fisher, and forager of fungi and flora. She grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where her passion for the environment was first sparked, and is currently based in Denver, Colorado.