Jane Long believes that we're at the very beginning of researching the benefits and drawbacks of geoengineering. She is interested in strategic approaches to climate change. This interest has been a guiding force in her professional positions, from Associate Director for Energy and Environment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to being the Dean of the Mackay School of Mines at University of Nevada in Reno. She is a senior contributing scientist for the Environmental Defense Fund among a variety of other positions. Her current work involves strategies for dealing with climate change including reinvention of the energy system, geoengineering, and adaptation.
Long holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University and Masters and Ph.D. from UC Berkeley.