Mei joined EFF's development team as the first Associate Director of Institution Support to oversee and grow the grants, organizational membership, and institutional sponsorship programs. She brings over eight years of experience in successfully growing grants revenue at Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center (OACC). She has a PhD in Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM) from UC Berkeley, with a focus on environmental justice and historical and current factors that shape how women of color in the US experience and utilize city parks. She served on the Board of Directors at Bike East Bay in 2020-21 and was an Oakland Cultural Space Ambassador in 2019. Mei has a BS in Biology and Biotechnology with minors in Psychology and International Studies from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). She has been certified as a Red Cross Water Safety Instructor and is currently a certified Lifeguard. She has lived in many regions of the US, and especially loves the cultural diversity, geographic variety, and many microclimates in the SF Bay Area. She has a pattern of attraction to organizations that rely on acronyms in their names, and is excited to support EFF's crucial work in the areas of digital privacy, free speech, government transparency, and innovation.
Associate Director of Institutional Support