Rachael Jonassen

Rachael Jonassen

Address: Tompkins Hall of Engineering
Washington, District Of Columbia
Email:
rachaelj@gwu.edu

Background

Dr. Jonassen advised the Department of Energy as it established the federal greenhouse gas reporting program, and she has led development of greenhouse gas inventories for multiple federal agencies. Rachael also co-authored protocols for greenhouse gas accounting and assessment of mitigation goals. At the National Science Foundation, she directed basic research on the global carbon cycle, coordinated international efforts in carbon cycle research for the US Global Change Research Program, and helped manage the North American Carbon Program. Her work at NSF was recognized with the NSF Director’s Award. Her research is reported in more than 70 professional papers, more than 100 professional talks, and five books. Rachael is a certified Project Management Professional and an elected Fellow of the Geological Society of America. She teaches EMSE 6290 and directs the GHG Management Certificate Program.