Sophia Mendelsohn is currently the Head of Sustainability at JetBlue. Sophia is responsible for shaping policies and practices that enhance JetBlue’s competitive advantages and reduce environmental impacts. More information on her programs can be found at www.jetblue.com/green.
Prior to JetBlue, Sophia was Head of Sustainability for Haworth Inc., a multinational manufacturer in the corporate real estate industry. At Haworth, she was responsible for increasing sustainable product offerings in emerging markets, including Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Previously, Sophia worked for the Jane Goodall Institute, and international NGO, in Shanghai, China.
Sophia is accredited in the Leadership in Energy Environment and Design (LEED) green building rating system and certified to perform Life Cycle Amylases (LCA) and lead Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) reports. She speaks, reads and writes Mandarin, and lived in China for more than ten years. She is a passionate rock climber and traveler.
She writes regularly at www.sophiaandsustainability.wordpress.com and on Twitter at @SophiaLeonoraM.