Chelsea Werner, Director of College Counseling
Chelsea works to support a cohort of nearly 100 Senior Fellows as they navigate the college application process. Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Chelsea attended the University of Miami where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Marine Affairs and Policy with minors in Biology, Sociology, and Economics. After earning her degree, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and led community service initiatives in the Little Havana, Liberty City, and Overtown neighborhoods of greater Miami. During this time, she also began mentoring young men involved in the criminal justice system through a program called Empowered Youth and developed a strong interest in how our justice system functions — or doesn’t, as it were. Chelsea returned to the University of Miami a year later to earn her Master of Science in Marine Affairs and Policy with a focus on youth environmental education programs. She also spent time as a Resident Scientist in a local middle school through a National Science Foundation fellowship and tutored in the athletic department at U-Miami in her spare time. After completing her thesis, Chelsea joined Teach for America South Louisiana and moved to Baton Rouge to teach middle school science. She also served as a College Mentor to two wonderful Fellows before joining the BRYC team.