Jamaica Gayle is the Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs at CRA. In her position, she manages CRA’s Sustainability and Environmental Affairs committees and leads efforts to advance these issues across food, agriculture, and plant-based product value chains. Jamaica is also responsible for representing CRA in a broad range of industry and environmental coalitions focused on sustainability and environmental issues.
Prior to joining CRA, Jamaica served as the Executive Director of the National Foreign Trade Council’s Global Innovation Forum, a project to elevate small businesses to help foster an inclusive policy landscape. In this role, she led the organization’s work to advance small business exports and sustainable trade initiatives. Jamaica began her career as a coordinator with the National Association of Manufacturers.
Jamaica is also a Women Leaders in Energy and Climate Fellow at the Atlantic Council and the Co-Chair of the Inclusion in Trade programming section of the Association of Women in International Trade. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the American University in Washington, D.C.
Originally from Minnesota, Jamaica has a lifelong passion for the great outdoors and sustainable agriculture. She holds the following certificates: Urban Agriculture Certificate, University of District of Columbia; Nature-Based Solutions for Disaster & Climate Resilience Certificate, UN Sustainable Development; Permaculture Design Certificate.