Juliette (she/her) joined the team in 2021 and directs TREC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion consulting strategy for our clients. She resides in Denver, Colorado.
Raised by immigrant orphans and Korean war survivors, Juliette grew up outside Washington, DC. She started organizing as a canvass director and campus organizer for the Public Interest Research Groups (PIRGs) then taught college and post-graduate writing, gender, and genre courses for a decade. She previously served as the Program Director at Chinook Fund and lead their community leadership and grantmaking program. Juliette also held leadership in The Giving Project Network, a national collaborative of social justice funders dedicated to advancing anti-oppression values, supporting liberatory communities, and sharing power. She serves as a mentor for Next 100 Colorado to support the next generation of diverse leaders working in the outdoor recreation, conservation, and environmental sectors.
Juliette is also dedicated to the arts as a vehicle for change. She coordinated the 2014 National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival and has developed programming for the Smithsonian Institute’s inaugural Asian American Literature Festival and for the Asian American Writers’ Workshop. She’s held international residencies in video art and poetry, published five books, and is a former Pew Fellow in the Arts.
Juliette loves getting outside, cooking for friends, supporting the arts, making noise, and cracking jokes.