Kelsey Jae Nunez, JD, MPP, LEED GA
Kelsey has years of experience building partnerships around energy, the environment, and sustainability while focusing on building community and support for local economies and purpose-driven ventures. In 2016, she became a Fellow with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and launched her own firm, Law for Conscious Leadership, which is committed to supporting others as they develop meaningful livelihoods and create a more resilient economy. She has guided several clients towards becoming benefit corporations, and her firm is currently in the queue to become a Certified B Corp. Kelsey frequently authors publications and gives presentations about issues relating to social entrepreneurship, cooperative culture, and the sharing economy. Her service in groups such as Idaho Organization of Resource Councils, Idaho Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, Idaho Energy Collaborative, Idaho Strategic Energy Alliance, and Sustainable Community Connections of Idaho sharpened her expertise in Idaho’s energy and environmental issues while building relationships with diverse leaders in various fields. From 2013-2016 Kelsey ran the Idaho Green Fest, a festival celebrating Earth Day and Idaho’s growing sustainable economy. From 2014-2015, Kelsey managed a well established non-profit organization providing group decision making, organizational budgeting and fundraising, strategic planning, community outreach, and policy development. In that role, she collaborated with the Public Utilities Commission, environmental organizations, and energy companies to elevate the commitment to renewable energy at the state and city level. Kelsey began her career at a large law firm with a focus on environmental and land use law. Kelsey has a JD/Master of Public Policy from Pepperdine University and a BS in Biology from the University of Idaho.