Jennifer Cotting, MS

Interim Director
Preinkert Hall, Room 1210


Jennifer has more than fifteen years of experience working to advance local-level sustainability efforts. She joined the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland in 2004. As Interim Director, Jennifer manages the day-to-day operations of the center and staff, overseeing more than two dozen programs and projects and coordinating efforts with the broader EFC Network. Prior to this role, Jennifer managed the Center’s green infrastructure finance programming, spanning large landscape conservation, habitat management, urban land use and stormwater management applications of green infrastructure. She has served as a guest lecturer on green infrastructure financing for UMD’s Plant Science and Landscape Architecture program and Virginia Tech’s Executive Masters in Natural Resources Program. In the past, Jennifer served as the Center’s Assistant Director for three years and spent five years as a Program Manager. 


She received her M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology from the University of Maryland and her B.A. in Communications from Marymount University. Jennifer and her family live in Silver Spring with a revolving door of kids and pets.