Jared Duval has served as EAN’s Executive Director since March of 2017. Before leading EAN, Jared served as Economic Development Director at the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, where he was responsible for providing business support to working lands and green economy businesses across the state and helped to guide millions of dollars of state and federal investments in sustainable economic development via the Northern Border Regional Commission, the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, and the Clean Energy Development Fund. Part of the ninth generation of his family to call Vermont home, Jared grew up in the Upper Connecticut River Valley and now lives in Montpelier with his wife, the Rev. Joan Javier-Duval and their five-year old son, Liam.
Locally, he serves as Vice Chair of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee. Jared also serves as Co-Chair of the Clean Energy Development Fund and is a Board member of both the Orton Family Foundation and the Public Assets Institute. Before moving back to Vermont, Jared was an author and Fellow with Demos, the New York based think tank. His first book, Next Generation Democracy: What the Open Source Revolution Means for Power, Politics, and Change, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010. He was also a contributor to the book A Renewable World: Policies, Practices & Technologies.
Jared holds degrees from Princeton University – Woodrow Wilson School (Master in Public Affairs – Domestic Policy, 2014), University of Cambridge (MPhil, Modern Society and Global Transformations, 2012), and Wheaton College, Massachusetts (Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude – Economics and Political Science, 2005).
Carolyn Wesley is the Network Manager for EAN, working with our network members and partners to expand our collective impact on clean energy action and emissions reduction in Vermont. Carolyn most recently served as Deputy Director of Building Bright Futures, which operates as a collective impact backbone organization for early childhood in VT. She supported the organization in monitoring VT’s early care, health, and education systems, advising the Administration and Legislature on early childhood policy, and convening state and regional stakeholders to work toward a more coordinated, collaborative, and integrated early childhood system. She previously served as Project Manager for Vermont’s Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge grant, a $36.9 million, federally funded, four -year systems-building grant focused on helping children with high needs succeed in kindergarten and beyond. Before that, she was Director of Constituent Services for VT Governor Peter Shumlin. She is a graduate of St. Olaf College and holds a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Marlboro College. Carolyn lives in Montpelier with her husband and daughter, where she also occasionally performs with Lost Nation Theater.
2020 Summer Interns
Tara Santi is a 2020 Summer Intern for EAN, working on a project concerning the beneficial-electrification gap in the Northeast Kingdom. She is a recent Class of 2020 graduate from Middlebury College and holds a joint degree in Environmental Studies and Sociology/Anthropology, as well as a minor in French. In her four years at Middlebury, she mentored local kids through the DREAM program, participated in the Sunday Night Environmental Group (SNEG), and co-created Midd Volunteer Tutors (Midd V.T.), a tutoring network between Middlebury students and the children of staff and professors during the pandemic. She spent the 2019 summer working at the Middlebury College organic garden and developed a passion for climate justice and specifically community-building and the potential of regenerative agriculture to restore soils and ecosystems. Hailing from Golden, Colorado, Tara enjoys hiking and gardening. She is an avid ultimate frisbee player and was President of the Middlebury Pranksters women’s team her senior year.
Jennah Slayton is a senior at Dartmouth College studying Quantitative Social Science with a focus on policy and social justice and double majoring in French with a focus on French Opera. With a special passion for using data to advocate for social and environmental issues, she has conducted experiments examining the effect of partisanship on reactions to political sexual assault allegations and the impact of racial bias on constituent evaluations of politicians. Jennah first became interested in energy’s impact on the environment while studying corn ethanol’s effect on emissions and land-use change in her home state of Minnesota. Since then, she’s worked with governmental, non-profit, and corporate groups while working at David Gardiner and Associates to advocate for clean energy policy. Jennah is thrilled to be able to work with EAN to examine energy inequities this summer and hopes to continue working in the intersection of energy, environment, and justice after graduation.