Ariel Lew Ai Le Whitson, TreePeople

Ariel Lew Ai Le Whitson is the director of education and community organizing at TreePeople, where she leads environmental education and community organizing work. She has experience in managing programmatic, legislative, fundraising, and marketing communications initiatives. Previously she worked on programs for the statewide California Environmental Literacy Initiative at Ten Strands. She also led their advocacy team, managing two campaigns that resulted in $4,000,000 in state funding for environmental literacy and the passage of Senate Bill 720. Ariel serves on the Board of Literacy for Environmental Justice.