Kelso Brasunas

MPA, Domestic Policy
School of Public and International Affairs
Class of 2024

Kelso is a first-year MPA student interested in climate adaptation, state climate policy implementation and food access. She was born and raised in Washington Grove, MD, a small town outside of DC that instilled in her the importance of community and knowing your neighbors. She spent two years as an AmeriCorps service member in Little Rock, teaching kids about food. She transitioned into a finance role at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit focused on hands-on food education and other food policies. She also worked for the Oregon Farm to School and School Garden Network, providing technical assistance and advocacy for farm to school partners across the state. At Princeton, Kelso is excited to connect her experience in food to other aspects of climate policy and learn about how states can transition to renewable energy sources.