Bryn Moncelsi

Deputy Director


Bryn Moncelsi’s experience in forging and facilitating cross-sector collaborations for greater climate resilience serves her well in this strategic leadership position. Before moving to Los Angeles, Bryn worked as a policy analyst and consultant in Copenhagen, Denmark, where her primary foci were on life cycle-oriented governance mechanisms and integrated natural resource management. While there, she also served as the first sustainability officer of a major Danish institute, where she successfully implemented numerous high-impact, cross-departmental initiatives. She also served on the steering board of Impact HUB Copenhagen, a co-working community centered around collaborations for social good, and was a founder and board director of a local, organic vegetable cooperative.

Before moving to Europe’s green capital for the COP15 climate conference, Bryn worked with the non-partisan Twin Cities nonprofit Citizen League on fostering new forms of civic engagement to inform public policy decisions. Bryn was on Capital Hill before that, working on Senator Amy Klobuchar’s environmental policy team, helping to prepare the freshman senator for committee hearings and draft legislation with bipartisan appeal. Bryn has also worked on the regulatory side of environmental protection in the Bureau of Intergovernmental Affairs at NYC’s Dept. of Env. Protection, where water supply and wastewater management were the main concerns.

She has a Master in Technological and Socio-Economic Planning from Roskilde University (Denmark) and a BA in Political Science, Public Policy, and Environmental Studies from Swarthmore College.

Originally from St. Paul, MN, Bryn has now put down roots in the Mount Washington neighborhood of Los Angeles. She is an avid user of alternative modes of transportation, enjoys cooking, hiking, and camping, and always wears sunscreen.