is founder and president of Environment & Enterprise Strategies, a consultancy that specializes in the design and management
of projects that integrate business, human and environmental needs. Representative clients include Hewlett Packard, the Union
of Concerned Scientists, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, where she developed the President's twenty-fifth
anniversary report to Congress on environmental trends.
Ms. Kaufman was a Presidential appointee, representing
the United States at United Nations' climate change treaty negotiations for the Departments of State and Defense. She developed diplomatic
strategy as Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State for environment and the U.S. Ambassador for sustainable development.
She also managed the climate change and national security portfolio for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and served
as the Defense Department's liaison to the President's Council on Sustainable Development.
previously managed the environmental planning and community outreach for multi-million dollar commercial and maritime projects
at the Port of Oakland and the fourth largest waste management company in the U.S. She taught ecological land management and
sustainable agriculture at the University of California at Berkeley and the California Academy of Sciences. She has led community
development projects or conducted research in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
also served as the Deputy Director of The Center for Resource Solutions, a non-governmental organization that promotes renewable
energy policy, and as Northern California Co-director of CleanTech & Green Business for Obama. She is a founding
member of the Clean Economy Network - the first trade association for all sectors of the clean economy, and served on its
In 2015, the Sierra Club nominated and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
appointed Ms. Kaufman to serve on its inaugural Energy Efficiency Coordinating Committee. Her role includes advising
the Board on energy efficiency policy and how to allocate funds from California's greenhouse gas trading regime to benefit
disadvantaged communities. In 2012, San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee appointed her to the San Francisco Public Utility
Commission's Revenue Bond Oversight Committee, where she helps oversee bond expenditures for the utility's power, water and
wastewater enterprises, including green bonds for green infrastructure. She is also a former member of the Sustainability
Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Advisory Council and a former advisor to the San Francisco Department of the Environment.
Ms. Kaufman was awarded a Leadership
Fellowship at Harvard for her Master's studies in the integration of economic, social and environmental interests. She also
holds a Bachelor of Science in Conservation of Natural Resources, with Highest Honors, from the University of California at
Ms. Kaufman is also the recipient of a Superior Team Honor
Award from the U.S. Department of State for participation in the UN climate treaties delegation, and a 2009 award from
the California Climate Action Registry for her contribution to their work.