Caitlin Jones ’17

Senior climate and energy resilience analyst, serving the U.S. Department of the Air Force 

Environmental Studies

Global Studies

Jones is a senior climate and energy resilience analyst with Concurrent Technologies Corporation serving federal and international clients on climate, energy, and water resilience policy. In service to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of the Air Force, she leads a team focused on climate resilience and advises on energy and water resilience and resources management.

Her days are spent in meetings with Senior Leaders of the Air Force, devising strategy and policy to implement executive orders and congressional mandates, meet mission energy and water requirements amidst a changing geopolitical landscape, and improve resilience of military installations to climate hazards. In service to the Australian Department of Defence, Jones serves as the technical lead and program manager for the development of a program to conduct energy testing and assessments across Australian military installations.

Prior to her present role, she served as a senior environmental consultant to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense as a water security subject matter expert and the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency on community resilience matters.

Jones found her passion for resilience through the intersection of her bachelor’s degrees at Randolph in environmental and global studies and conducted honors research on whether climate change would tip water scarcity towards conflict vice cooperation. To strengthen her expertise in resilience and security, Caitlin received a master’s from The George Washington University in International Security Policy, where her capstone identified environmental risks to security objectives for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Alliance.

As a remote employee, Caitlin works from her home in Apex, North Carolina, but travels frequently to the Pentagon and U.S. Air Force bases around the nation.