Chelsea Werner, Director of College Counseling
Chelsea joined the BRYC team in June 2017. As director of college counseling, Chelsea leads our college team, driving college admissions strategy for the senior class and supporting other grade-level leads with incorporating college readiness programming.
Originally from Fort Collins, Colorado, Chelsea attended the University of Miami, where she earned her B.A. in marine affairs and policy with minors in biology, sociology, and economics. After undergrad, Chelsea served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, leading community service initiatives in the Little Havana, Liberty City, and Overtown neighborhoods of greater Miami. During this time, she also began supporting young men involved in the criminal justice system through a program called Empowered Youth. Chelsea returned to the University of Miami a year later to earn her M.S. 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 of Miami in her spare time. After graduate school, Chelsea joined Teach for America-South Louisiana and moved to Baton Rouge to teach middle school science for four years.