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Brandy Espinola

Climate Resilience and Sustainability Program Director, Environmental Finance Center
1203 Preinkert


Brandy joined the Environmental Finance Center at the University of Maryland in 2012. She has over fourteen years of experience working at the federal, state, and local level providing technical assistance across a broad array of social, environmental, and fiscal policy issues. As Climate and Sustainability Program Director, Brandy works closely with local stakeholders to identify key issues, goals, and obstacles to facilitate local solutions. She provides strong quantitative and qualitative analysis, strategic planning, and public outreach with regards to sustainability planning, greenhouse gas inventories, and climate action planning.

She serves on the American Society of Adaptation Professionals Funding and Finance Group Leadership Team and leads the Sustainable States Network GHG Working Group. Brandy also serves on the Maryland Commission on Climate Change (MCCC) Adaptation and Resiliency Working Group (ARWG) and the Climate Justice Steering Committee where she contributes to State efforts to evaluate and adopt strategies for combating climate change in an equitable manner for all Marylanders.

Brandy received her M.S. in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology and a M.P.P. in Environmental Policy and Nonprofit Management from the University of Maryland.

Master of Science in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology
University of Maryland
Master of Public Policy
University of Maryland