Zully Juarez provides research and analysis of environmental justice policies to Just Solutions Collective. With the direction and input of BIPOC frontline policy practitioners, she works to identify, research, review, and analyze existing environmental policies, practices, procedures, and laws. Through her work, she produces reports, policy briefs, and analytical papers to inform members, partners, and decision-makers. Zully has over 10 years of experience working on various environmental justice issues, specifically as it pertains to the health impacts of air pollution from the goods movement sector, transportation equity and mobility justice, affordable housing, and community economic development. She has experience working in the public, private and non-profit sectors where her work incorporates the intersection of urban planning and public health to advance people-powered planning and policy solutions for equitable communities.
Zully was born and raised in Los Angeles, California with roots in Guatemala. She holds a Master of Urban & Regional Planning from the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. She is also a Robert & Patricia Switzer Environmental Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike throughout the city, exploring new hiking trails, visiting art exhibits, and enjoying live music performances.