“With C-PACE, we have the opportunity to drive some of the most exciting innovations in the country.””

Jessa Coleman

Associate Director of Policy and Programs

Jessa’s Nuveen Green Capital Story


Jessa Coleman is the Associate Director of Policy and Programs at Nuveen Green Capital, where she is helping to expand the company’s footprint and diversify its investment opportunities in clean energy.

Previously, Jessa was the Senior Manager of Programs at PACE Financial Servicing (PFS), where she managed all of PFS’s contracts including the administration of the MD-PACE program and the design of the OK-PACE and the AK C-PACE programs. She also consulted on C-PACE and R-PACE for the Natural Resources Defense Fund and the American Cities Climate Challenge. Jessa directly administered the closure of over $60 million of C-PACE financing between 2018 and 2021. In 2021, she was honored for her work by a PACESetter Award for Program Design & Implementation from PACENation. Prior to working on C-PACE financing, Jessa consulted for several social enterprises in Europe and Africa

Jessa is an Atlantic Dialogues Emerging Leaders Fellow (2019) and a Frontier Market Scouts Fellow (2015). Jessa received a Master’s in Management from HEC Paris in France, specializing in Sustainability and obtaining a certificate in Energy & Finance. She holds a BA in International Studies from American University in Washington, DC.