Jetta Wong is a Partner in the Sustainability Practice of RIDGE-LANE LP.
Ms. Wong served in President Obama’s Administration at the United States Department of Energy, where she established the Office of Technology Transitions and served as its first Director. She advised the Secretary of Energy, Dr. Ernest Moniz, on Department-wide policies and developed programs to commercialize new technologies.
Ms. Wong co-chaired the White House’s National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market initiative focused on creating economic impact from Federally-funded R&D. Prior to, she worked in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, where she focused on clean energy manufacturing and led the office’s National Laboratory Impact Initiative.
Before joining the DOE, Ms. Wong worked for the United States House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, where she developed policies and programs leveraging science and technology to solve the world’s most challenging problems.
Prior to working for Congress, Ms. Wong worked for the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI). At both organizations, she had the opportunity to work across a broad spectrum of stakeholders developing policies that promote renewable energy technologies.
Ms. Wong’s currently serves on committees and boards for DOE National Laboratories, the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), a coalition of investors, and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. She holds a MPS in Legislative Affairs from George Washington University and B.S. in Natural Resources and the Environment from the University of Michigan.