Juan Reynoso (MUP/MPH ’20) has been selected as a 2019 Switzer Fellow, which supports graduate students whose career goals are directed toward environmental improvement and who demonstrate leadership in the field. In addition to being awarded a $15,000 scholarship, Fellows receive leadership training and are matched with past Switzer Fellows based on professional interests.
Reynoso is pursuing Master of Urban Planning and Master of Public Health degrees through the GSD's joint degree program with the T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Born in California’s agricultural Central Valley and a son of working-class Mexican immigrants, Reynoso has witnessed the health consequences of environmental pollution and injustice. Through his research and advocacy, he hopes to transform cities into health-promoting and sustainable places where all people have an opportunity to thrive. At the GSD, Reynoso is pursuing topics at the intersection of environmental justice, healthy cities, and climate resilience through studios and project-based courses. Prior to the GSD, he worked at the California Endowment, where he helped support organizing and advocacy campaigns to promote healthy, just, and sustainable communities in Southern California. Reynoso is a 2014 honors graduate of Stanford University.
Read more about Reynoso and the other 2019 Switzer Fellows.