Zully Juarez

Zully Juarez

Biography

Zully Juarez is community and cultural organizer and educator currently pursuing a Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at the University of California Los Angeles. Zully started working on environmental justice issues in her community of South Central Los Angeles and South East Los Angeles as a youth with Communities for a Better Environment. After pursuing a B.A. in Ethnic and Gender & Women’s Studies at UC Berkeley, and through the Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars Program, she explored the intersections between environmental, gender, race, indigeneity and land advocacy in Guatemala. As the Development and Communications Coordinator at East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice (EYCEJ) she went on to support community residents impacted by industrial pollution and freight transportation in South East Los Angeles and Long Beach by building a local, statewide and national movement for environmental health and justice policy. More recently she was the Community Engagement Coordinator at the University of Southern California, Environmental Health Center, where she expanded her skill-set to include a public health framework. Working with environmental justice organizations, local schools and health clinics she conducted workshops and trainings addressing the health impacts of air pollution. As an urban planning student, she plans to continue advocating for policy and planning that supports climate resilience in urban communities disproportionately impacted by ports, freight transportation pollution and industrial environmental hazards.

Fellow at a Glance

Fellowship Year:
2019
Academic Background:
UCLA, MURP
Current Position:
Masters Candidate
Expertise:
Air Quality
Architecture & Urban Planning
Energy & Climate Change
Environmental & Public Health
Environmental Justice
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
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