“As an immigrant who grew up poor, I believe it is my calling and obligation to advocate for the housing, public transit, jobs and healthy environment that low-income and minority people need in order to thrive.”
– Chelsea Tu
Chelsea Tu, Staff Attorney, advocates for transportation, housing and climate justice on behalf of low-income communities and communities of color. Prior to Public Advocates, Chelsea was a staff attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity, where she worked to protect freshwater resources, curb sprawl and reduce toxics and pesticides on behalf of imperiled species.
Chelsea received her law degree from the American University Washington College of Law with a focus on environmental law in 2013, and completed her undergraduate work in environmental sciences at the University of California, Berkeley in 2008.