Jennifer Souder provides planning, research, writing and project management services for the Rutgers Center for Green Building, for projects such as the NJ Green Building Manual and the Consortium for Building Energy Innovation (CBEI). She has worked for over 20 years in the fields of landscape architecture, environmental justice, and green building planning/policy, design, construction and operations. While serving as the Director of Capital Projects/Assistant Director at the Queens Botanical Garden (QBG) in New York City for over a decade, Ms. Souder was responsible for guiding the QBG Visitor Center, which earned LEED® Platinum certification, from planning through operations.
Ms. Souder earned both a Master of Landscape Architecture and a Bachelor of Science from the School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of Michigan and is a LEED Accredited Professional. She has served on the Pace University Green Roof Advisory Panel, the jury for the NYC Green Building Design Competition, and currently serves on the planning committee for the NJ ASLA Annual Conference, the Asbury Park Zoning Board, the Asbury Park Public Library Board and as the President of the Asbury Park African-American Music Project Inc.