Senior Policy Advisor
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Gwendy supports place-based and sector-specific policy initiatives in and with frontline communities to design, test and scale model frameworks for systems change. She works to co-create successful policy campaigns in partnership with Elemental portfolio companies, community partners and other stakeholders that advance equity and resilience through the deployment of climate technologies. Previously, Gwendy served as an in-house policy coach and coalition builder as an inaugural Policy Fellow with Elemental’s Policy Lab.
Prior to Elemental Excelerator
Gwendy served for 15 years in various leadership roles at microlender Accion Opportunity Fund (AOF). At AOF, Gwendy advanced policies, built coalitions and led programs to deliver responsible financial services to underinvested small business owners and communities. Prior to that, she supported California’s early efforts to track greenhouse gas emissions and promoted international climate action as a Fulbright Fellow in Venezuela. Gwendy holds a BA from Pomona College and an MPA from NYU Wagner.
Outside of the office
You’ll find Gwendy with her loved ones, exploring and enjoying the natural and cultural wonders of the Bay Area and beyond.