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Jackie Ratner

Director of Research Administration


Jackie Ratner is Director of Research Administration at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She draws from her career as a researcher to lead a team of program and project managers in developing processes and procedures that facilitate research at the Center.

Before joining CGEP, Jackie was Senior Project Manager at the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, another think tank at Columbia University. She managed a portfolio of applied research and consulting projects contributing to disaster risk reduction, decision support tools, and business intelligence for clients in industry and government. She has been an American Geophysical Union science policy fellow, a DAT/Artathon data visualization fellow, and international contributor to science outreach and communication initiatives. Drafted under her leadership, the issue brief series for Resilient Children Resilient Communities was recommended as a policy resource to the Biden Presidential transition team. Prior to joining Columbia, she led the non-profit sector in two counties through cooperative long-term disaster recovery after Superstorm Sandy. Earlier research focused on utilizing crowd-sourced structure-from-motion as a solution to volcanic hazard GIS data scarcity in Latin America, undertaken during DPhil studies at the University of Oxford. Her BS with honors in environmental geology was earned at UNC Chapel Hill with a research minor in marine science.

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