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    Monica Gilchrist

    TitleAdjunct Instructor
    SchoolSol Price School of Public Policy
    DepartmentPublic Policy
    Address650 CHILDS WAY
    University Park Campus
    Los Angeles California 90089
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      Monica is the Deputy Executive Director of ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability, USA- the leading network of more than 1,000 cities, towns, & counties across the globe committed to climate action, clean energy, and sustainability. A recognized leader in the sustainability and climate change field, she has consistently achieved success through an entrepreneurial approach to problem solving and coalition building. Monica has been instrumental in driving forward the Statewide Energy Efficiency Collaborative (SEEC) in California, helping to provide access to a dynamic suite of energy efficiency software tools, resources, trainings and guidance to California local governments at no cost. She currently oversees finance and operations nationally for ICLEI USA.

      Monica has professional experience both creating and implementing cutting edge green building and sustainable development programs, policies and projects. Prior to joining ICLEI, Monica was Executive Director at the Green Hive Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of education programs and services related to clean technologies, climate change, green job development and sustainable economic development. She also was co-founder and co-owner of green building consulting firm Eco Creative Solutions, and was the National Resource Center Coordinator for environmental non-profit Global Green USA, where she assisted in the creation and opening of Global Green’s office in New Orleans, as part of Global Green’s response to hurricane Katrina.

      She currently serves on the Advisory Board for USC's Center for Sustainable Cities, the Executive Committee for the Los Angeles Regional Collaborative for Climate Action and Sustainability (LARC) and several other Technical Advisory groups.