Associate, Philanthropic Engagement
Chelsea Crandall is an associate, donor relations for the Climate Leadership Initiative (CLI), where she researches the people, organizations and strategies that can drive transitions to more just, healthy and sustainable systems. She believes that everyone has a role in solving the climate crisis, and focuses on creating connections between data, causes and people to accelerate solutions.
Prior to joining CLI, Chelsea consulted on a $44 billion-dollar trust fund portfolio at the World Bank where she provided research on national environmental policies, offered fresh thinking on portfolio communications and facilitated new collaborations between leading NGOs, government officials, companies and institutions. She also conducted research, outreach and communications at Strategic Energy Innovations, a nonprofit that builds leaders to drive climate solutions, and The Nature Conservancy’s office in Quito, Ecuador, and is proficient in Spanish.
Chelsea is a proud alumna of American University’s School of International Service based in Washington, DC. As a member of the last generation that can stop irreversible climate change, she embraces the call to champion this cause as her life’s work.