Chelsea Brass, MPAff
Advisory Board Member
Chelsea Brass is a health policy and planning professional and incoming doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin in interpersonal communications with a planned emphasis on public health and safety campaigns as well as possibly designing clinical interventions for trauma center patients deemed at-risk of highly-controlled domestic violence.
Before her PhD studies, she had numerous professional roles that involved public participation planning, stakeholder relations, and community-based public health projects. Additionally, she has worked in several fields of policy including health and human services, socio-economic policy, environmental public health, healthy food access, public school finance, and urban affairs. Political experience includes being involved in several campaigns, including the management of a local city council campaign in Austin, city and school district bond planning, as well as heavy involvement in cap-and-trade climate legislation during her time with Oxfam America.
Chelsea received a master’s degree in Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, with a completed certificate in mediation, as well as completing the course requirements of the portfolio program from the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution from the UT School of Law. Chelsea also completed a bachelor’s degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara in Global and International Studies, with a regional focus on South and Central America, an emphasis on socio-economic and political processes.