Lylianna Allala is the Climate Justice Director at the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment. She is dedicated to working across difference to co-develop solutions that will lead us to a more equitable and just world.
Lylianna’s professional background includes leading on climate and environmental policy and outreach for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, prescribed burning for habitat restoration, trail building in the Washington’s Alpine Lakes Wilderness and restoring 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.
Lylianna has a passion for supporting equitable pathways for people of color in climate and environmental work. She contributed to the design and launch of the RAY Marine Conservation Fellowship-the first fellowship program dedicated to increasing representation for people of color in marine conservation. She was a founding member of the Seattle chapter of Environmental Professionals of Color. She is a leadership fellow with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, co-chair of the King County Open Space Equity Cabinet, board chair of Seattle based environmental justice organization Got Green and board member of Short Run Comix and Arts Festival. Lylianna is a creative partner in the Growing Old Project, a podcast series exploring Seattle’s urban forest and the humans that live within it.