About Landry's Work

Landry Guillen is a first-generation graduate student and Master of Forestry candidate at Yale School of the Environment. Her interests exist at the nexus of urban and community forestry, regenerative food systems, and environmental justice. Landry completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies and a minor in Education Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her time at UCSB was spent exploring and advancing her passion for urban forestry, food system transformation, environmental education, and community-building. Prior to graduate school, Landry worked in the food-justice field with Saticoy Food Hub, an organization dedicated to combatting food apartheid through mutual-aid initiatives and the expansion of economic opportunities for the community. 

Landry is originally from a rural border-community and agricultural hub in California's southeastern desert. Her experience growing up in the Imperial Valley is foundational and inextricable from the academic and professional path she has undertaken and continues to navigate today. Above all, she is dedicated to grounding her work in community care, collaboration, and collective action. Landry ultimately strives to integrate environmental justice principles with ecological stewardship and foster connection through food and forestry.