Ellen Wu is the Executive Director of Urban Habitat, whose mission is to democratize power and advance equitable policies to create a just and connected Bay Area for low-income communities and communities of color. Urban Habitat brings race and class to the forefront of transportation, land use, and housing policies and supports community leaders to serve on boards and commissions. Previously Ellen was the Executive Director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, a statewide health advocacy organization.
She is on the City of Oakland’s Affordable Housing and Infrastructure Bond Oversight Committee and the Board of Directors for the East Bay Housing Organizations and Asian Pacific Environmental Network. She received her Masters in Public Health from UCLA.