Zully Juarez (she/her/hers) provides research and analysis of environmental justice policies to Just Solutions Collective. 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, addressing clean transportation and mobility just investments, 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. Her past experience includes positions at East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, USC Environmental Heath Centers, LA County Department of Public Health, and the Institute of Transportation and Development Policy in Mexico City.
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 with a certification in Global Urbanization and Regional Development. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Gender & Women’s Studies and Ethnic Studies from UC Berkeley. Zully was awarded the Robert & Patricia Switzer Environmental Fellowship for her leadership in environmental and social change. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bike throughout the city, exploring new hiking trails, visiting art exhibits, and enjoying live music performances.