Founding Executive Director & Current Member, Soulardarity
Jackson Koeppel is a community organizer, educator, advocate, and energy democracy practitioner living in Highland Park, MI. He was born and raised in New York City, pursued the study of environmental policy and economics at Oberlin College in Ohio, and was politicized through direct action organizing work in West Virginia and Ohio dealing with the violent and extractive practices of the coal and gas industries. Since coming to Highland Park in the summer of 2012, he has dedicated nearly a decade to developing and leading Soulardarity as a vehicle for energy democracy in Highland Park and beyond. His work to advance energy democracy has covered a wide breadth, including community organizing, regulatory intervention, and community-based research.