bcozzolino at m-group.us
Brittney is a dedicated planner with a wide range of interests and experience in policy planning, environmental protection, research, and mapping. She has a strong work ethic and is an excellent writer, analyst, and problem-solver. She is currently assisting the City of Half Moon Bay with their Local Coastal Program update and various development projects.
Prior to M-Group, Brittney was a Coastal Program Analyst with the California Coastal Commission in San Diego for two years. She primarily worked on residential and commercial coastal development permits, amendments and appeals, and comprehensive land use plan updates. She is intimately familiar with the California Coastal Act, coastal resource management, and the relationship between state and local governments and their permitting and planning processes.
Brittney received her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from UCLA, where she specialized in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science and got a solid background in climate change science, GIS, and environmental policy. She participated in and led a number of student groups focused on improving campus sustainability, and collaborated with the National Park Service for her senior practicum project to produce a vegetation change map and habitat suitability model for native plant species in a portion of the Santa Monica Mountains. Brittney is continuing her education with a graduate certificate in GIS and plans to move on to a Masters in natural resource management.
Outside of work, Brittney enjoys practicing yoga, playing disc golf, and being at the beach or in the woods.