Yuki Kidokoro is the L.A. Co-op Lab's Board Chair and works as the Political Education Director of the Climate Justice Alliance. After graduate studies in Urban Planning at UCLA, Yuki spent 15 years organizing with Communities for a Better Environment in Southeast Los Angeles. As Youth Program Coordinator, Lead Organizer and Southern California Program Director, Yuki helped build CBE’s youth program and a regional youth organizing network, developed popular education trainings, and provided leadership in many successful grassroots campaigns. Some of these victories include stopping two fossil fuel power plant projects in Southeast LA, launching a campaign against expansion of the I-710 diesel truck corridor which was ultimately defeated, and winning health protective policies at the city, regional and state levels. Raised in Southern California, Yuki helped create a 45 unit affordable housing cooperative at the Los Angeles Eco-Village in Koreatown where she lives with her partner and 2 cats. She currently serves on the Boards of the Beverly-Vermont Community Land Trust, USTU Housing Cooperative, and New Economy Coalition. Trained in conflict mediation and group facilitation, Yuki enjoys gardening, graphic note-taking, board games and thinking about community governance structures.