Tiffany Eng was born and raised in Oakland, California. She is a community organizer and policy advocate who has worked alongside youth and families in California for over twenty years. As the Program Director who oversees CEJA’s Green Zones, Energy Equity, and Climate Justice programs, she supports the groundbreaking work that CEJA members are leading to transform polluted and divested neighborhoods into healthy and vibrant communities. Tiffany first joined CEJA in 2016 as CEJA’s Green Zones Program Manager, where she guided the alliance’s advocacy and implementation work on the Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) program and SB 1000 (Leyva, 2016). She has co-authored a number of CEJA’s Green Zones reports, including the SB 1000 Implementation Toolkit in partnership with PlaceWorks Inc., CalEnviroScreen: A Critical Tool for Achieving Environmental Justice in California (2018), Rethinking Local Control: Placing Environmental Justice and Civil Rights at the Heart of Land Use Decision-Making (2020), and the Environmental and Housing Justice Platform.
Prior to her time at CEJA, Tiffany served as a youth organizer, a policy director, and a Co-Director at AYPAL: Building API Community Power. At AYPAL, she supported the leadership development and community organizing capacity of Asian and Pacific Islander youth in Oakland, working with young leaders and coalition partners to win community-led campaigns for education justice and racial justice. Tiffany has also worked with the Asian Pacific Environmental Network, PolicyLink, Community Youth Center–San Francisco, Community Bridges Beacon, and the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley.
Tiffany earned a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and holds dual degrees in Art and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She received a Monarch Leadership Award from the Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition (PAWBAC) in 2014, graduated from the Dr. Beatriz María Solís Policy Institute program in 2011, and completed the Rockwood Leadership Institute’s California Leaders of Color fellowship program in 2011.