Land Use and Health Program Associate [email protected]
As the Land Use and Health Program Associate, Sheena supports the implementation of our TIERRA Project and our People, Parks, and Power initiative; policy research and advocacy for incompatible land use remediation; and community stakeholder engagement and capacity building around land use issues that affect public health.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Sheena lived within walking distance of her neighborhood park and minutes away from Griffith Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country. Growing up with convenient access to green spaces was fundamental to her understanding of the impact urban greenery has on communities’ mental and physical health and her desire to advocate for more equitable distribution of green space throughout Los Angeles. Sheena looks to bridge the gap between community needs and policy solutions to harmful land use through her role at PSR-LA.
Sheena holds a Bachelor of Science in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from UCLA. Prior to joining PSR-LA, Sheena worked as a Climate Corps Fellow at Los Angeles Community College District, working on sustainability and energy-/water-efficiency initiatives at Los Angeles Harbor College, located in Wilmington. Working directly with Wilmington community members sparked her interest in environmental justice issues and uplifting the voices of overburdened communities. In her free time, she can often be found hiking, surfing, or playing board games with friends.