Paige Tengeluk

Program Manager

I am a Public Health Advocate because I believe that it is every human’s right to have access to state, local, and national resources and services. I come from a collectivistic culture where the needs and goals of the community are emphasized. My ancestors have shown me that community heals, grows, and rises together. I’ve witnessed the effects of climate and environmental racism firsthand—from seeing the effects of warming waters on Saipan’s traditional food supply; to watching as one of the strongest El Nino events in history hit Palau in 2016; to learning how my current home Modesto, CA has been exploited and harmed by the oil and agro-business industries. I am passionate about decolonizing our lands, cultures, and lifestyles because I am tired of watching Indigenous people and lands being destroyed by capitalism.

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