Brian Bell

Portrait: Brian Bell
Brian Bell
Assistant Director
Acara
bell0384@umn.edu
612-624-9855
With IonE’s Acara impact entrepreneurship program, Brian facilitates development of enterprises to address environmental challenges in the US and internationally.

He has an interdisciplinary background in civil engineering, sustainable development, and social entrepreneurship with experience in the U.S., Uganda, Kenya, Haiti, Nepal, and India. Brian has been involved in urban and rural project design, implementation, and evaluation with organizations such as IMNPACT Angels, Kounkuey Design Initiative, Envest Microfinance, the Government of India, UN-HABITAT, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Engineers Without Borders-USA, and Inspec. Brian holds a bachelor’s in civil-environmental engineering from the University of Minnesota and a master’s in environmental sciences-sustainable development from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.