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Preferred Pronouns

she/they

Undergraduate Institution

UC Berkeley

Organization

UC Berkeley

Position

Student

Current Location

Berkeley, CA

Hometown

San Gabriel

Personal Interests

  • gardening
  • capoeira
  • Hiking
  • cooking
  • making things with my hands
  • Poetry
  • organizing within my community
  • qigong
  • meditating
  • laughing/telling jokes

Professional Interests

  • Agriculture, Horticulture, and Gardening
  • Arts, Music, and Culture
  • Education (Higher Ed)
  • Education (K-12)
  • Energy and Climate
  • Social Entrepreneurship or Sustainable Business
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity

Strengths

  • Connectedness
  • Empathy
  • Positivity
  • Significance

Amy Huỳnh, is the fourth daughter of Steven Hoàng Huỳnh and Khánh Miêu Lưu comes from a hoa kiều narrative, meaning her parents are ethnically Chinese and nationally Vietnamese people, before resettling in the US as refugees. Amy believes that her identity formation has had an immense impact on her, as a person who sees the personal as political; who relates to others, the land and her own ever changing self conceptualization. Amy just graduated from her fifth year at UC Berkeley where she studied geography and environmental economics and policy. Her year culminated in Taiwan, where she studied abroad, wrote her geography honors thesis on the collective Vietnamese memory, land relations and decolonized farming futurities and made (as corny as this sounds) unforgettable memories. Most recently, Amy was an environmental justice educator, working with young Southeast Asian womxn at Banteay Srei, a non-profit in Oakland's Chinatown. She enjoys bad puns, making things with her hands and chlorophyll as a metaphor and process.