Ms. Moncrief received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1999 and her B.A. from Emory University in 1995. After graduating from law school, she worked as a staff attorney with the Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation to provide legal assistance and support to communities affected by hazardous waste sites and advocate before the state legislature on related issues, including groundwater protection and environmental justice.
Ms. Moncrief then joined the Florida office of Earthjustice, where she represented individual and non-profit organizations in litigation to protect wetlands, endangered species, and other environmental resources. She joined the Enforcement section of DEP’s Office of General Counsel in August 2004, becoming Deputy General Counsel in 2007.
At DEP, she represented the Department in litigation concerning a variety of environmental programs and managed a team of more than 15 attorneys handing DEP’s enforcement actions throughout the state.
Seeing the need for citizens to become more involved in policymaking on environmental issues in Florida, in 2011 she became the Executive Director of Environment Florida, a grassroots environmental advocacy organization working on both state and federal environmental policy.
She became Field Director and then Deputy Campaign Manager of Florida’s Water and Land Legacy, which lead the environmental community’s campaign to pass the Water and Land Conservation Amendment that won 75% of the vote in the November 2014 election. Ms. Moncrief is now Executive Director of Florida Conservation Voters, which emerged as the successor organization to Florida’s Water and Land Legacy and aims to become the state’s leading non-partisan political voice for protecting Florida’s environment by electing, educating, and holding Florida’s elected officials accountable for their conservation policies