Elle Brunsdale

MBA , 2019
Master of Environmental Management , 2019
Elle is a first year joint degree student at the Yale School of Management and Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She is passionate about working across sectors, leveraging market-based mechanisms, and engaging local communities to design solutions that are economically and environmentally sustainable. Her fields of interest include water and energy policy, impact investing, natural capital accounting, and entrepreneurship. 
Elle was most recently working in business development at a technology start-up in Washington D.C. that is enabling data-driven decision making in U.S. politics (FiscalNote). She has also spent time researching water banking at the Colorado Water Conservation Board, tackling western U.S. drought issues as a Fellow for Congresswoman Grace Napolitano, and investigating private-public partnerships that support integrated water management in Ecuador. Elle graduated with distinction from Yale College with a double major in economics and environmental studies and was a heptathlete on Yale’s Varsity Track and Field Team. She grew up in Colorado and enjoys exploring wilderness areas, playing the piano, and riding Paso Fino horses.
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