The Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS) is pleased to announce that they have hired Dr. Chiyo Crawford as their next Executive Director. Chiyo’s extensive professional experience, personal background, and thoughtful leadership style make her an excellent fit for the role. ECOSS Board President, Tisha Pagalilauan, has stated,
The Board is elated that Dr. Crawford will be the new executive director. We honor her experience as an educator, a leader, and an administrator. We have every confidence in her ability to lead ECOSS with vision and compassion.
We congratulate them and wish them much success in all their future endeavors!
About Dr. Chiyo Crawford
Chiyo served most recently as the associate Director for the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, providing strong leadership across strategic planning initiatives, organization-wide operations, fundraising, and financial management. Prior to that Chiyo researched and taught on the subject of environmental justice at the collegiate level. She holds a Ph.D. in English from Tufts University and B.A. in English from the University of Washington and has published several literary criticisms since with an environmental justice focus.
She has dedicated her career to advancing racial and environmental justice, bringing a deep understanding of the subject to everything she touches. As a second-generation immigrant Chiyo knows first-hand the kinds of inequities that immigrants and refugees can face and is dedicated to empowering those communities as well as the BIPOC community using sustainable solutions.
Connect with Dr. Chiyo Crawford
At ECOSS their core mission is to educate and empower diverse communities and the businesses within them to implement and maintain environmentally sustainable practices. They provide environmental resources, education, and assistance to meet people where they are and address their fundamental needs. They deliver strategies to address real issues across stormwater compliance, pollution prevention, electric vehicle adoption, solar energy utilization, and recycling adoption. Empowering business owners and individuals alike, ECOSS equips community members in the Puget Sound area to be more environmentally sustainable through access to things like rain gardens, outdoor recreation, and waste reduction programs.
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