Chiyo joined ECOSS in 2022 and serves as executive director. Chiyo’s passion for community-rooted sustainable practices and environmental justice stems from her own lived experience as a second-generation immigrant. She grew up in a household where family members and friends spoke Japanese, and today would like to sharpen her Japanese language skills to be able to pass her culture and language on to her daughter. Chiyo lives in Southwest Seattle with her partner and daughter. Her favorite foods are ramen and Japanese curry.