Brennan Van Dyke is currently the Chief of the Capacity Development and Innovation Branch of UN Environment’s Science Division, establishing a UNEP Innovation Facility among other efforts to support country efforts to implement solutions to environmental challenges. Prior to assuming these responsibilities she served as the Executive Coordinator of the Strategic Donor Partnerships and Global Funds section in UN Environment, established an Environmental Management System for the United Nations Secretariat and held the position of UN Environment’s Regional Director for North America. She also served as Senior Advisor to the CEO of the Global Environment Facility and Secretary of the Global Environment Facility Council and worked in the US Senate. She began her international career working on trade and investment issues for the Center for International Environmental Law. She holds a law degree from Yale University and a degree in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.