Lylianna Allala comes to the Office of Sustainability and Environment after serving as lead staff on environment and climate policy and outreach for U.S Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. She is dedicated to working across difference to co-develop solutions that will lead us to a more equitable and just world.
Lylianna is passionate about fostering pathways for young leaders of color into careers within the environmental movement. She helped to create and launch the RAY Conservation Diversity Fellowship; a national leadership program with the goal to increase and facilitate conservation-related career pathways for emerging leaders of color. Lylianna also served on the Community Partner Steering Committee which shaped the Seattle’s Equity and Environment Agenda.
Lylianna’s professional background includes monitoring the endangered Mitchell’s Satyr butterfly, prescribed burning for habitat restoration, trail building in the Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness and leading forest restoration efforts in the West Duwamish Greenbelt, Seattle’s largest contiguous forest.
Lylianna has a B.A in English from Winona State University, a certificate in Non-Profit Management from Georgetown University and a certificate in Wetland Science and Management from the University of Washington. She is a leadership fellow with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation and 2018 Forward Honoree of the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition for her contributions to advancing equity in outdoor recreation and conservation.
Lylianna is a lifelong learner and enjoys story telling as a way to develop deeper insights about self and the world around her. She is excited to join the team at OSE to ensure that communities most impacted by environmental injustice are on the leading edge of solutions to secure a healthier future for all.