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Preferred Pronouns

She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate Institution

Wesleyan University

Organization

Environmental Leadership Program

Position

RAY Program Coordinator

Current Location

West Philadelphia, PA

Hometown

Half Moon Bay, CA

Personal Interests

  • Podcasts
  • Photography
  • Asian American Advocacy
  • Sewing

Professional Interests

  • Public Health
  • Social/Environmental Justice and Equity

Currently working with the Environmental Leadership Program as the Program Coordinator for the Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Conservation Diversity Fellowship. She is passionate about supporting underrepresented and marginalized voices in the environmental field with the ultimate goal of supporting healthy, equitable, and accessible environments for all. As the RAY Program Coordinator, she leads the day-to-day functions of the fellowship which aims to support young leaders of color in conservation-related career pathways. She cultivates supportive environments for the Fellows with resources to learn and lead.

Guilu received her BA in East Asian Studies and Environmental Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She is also an alum of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) at the University of Michigan and loves Ann Arbor in the summertime. She’s learned to love mentorship through her own incredible mentors, and of the many younger students she’s had the joy of working with through DDCSP and beyond. She is passionate about supporting people of color in the environmental field, uplifting and centering marginalized narratives and voices, and practicing #thicksolidarity “in ways that do not gloss over differences, but pushes into the specificity, irreducibility, and incommensurability of experiences.” When not working she enjoys living in Philadelphia, listening to NPR, embroidering, and sharing food with friends.