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Executive Director
Michigan Environonmental Justice Coalition


Juan (he/they/she) is a queer immigrant, born in Peru, of Indigenous Chanka and Cantonese Chinese ancestry. He is passionate about creating ecological futures that center the lived experiences and knowledge of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color as well as other disadvantaged groups. Juan holds dual masters degrees from the School of Environment and Sustainability and the Urban and Regional Planning Program at the University of Michigan. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Boston University. Juan brings to Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition (MEJC) a diverse skill set including policy analysis, activism and advocacy, community planning, and expertise in science and technology. He lives in Detroit, where he organizes for systems change through radical solidarity.

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