KCD Welcomes Rainier Valley Corps Fellow Cly Samson

Clyzzel (also goes by Cly) joined KCD in September as the Community Agriculture Program Coordinator and as a fellow for the Rainier Valley Corps/Got Green’s Green Pathways Fellowship Program. Cly is part of a family line of fishermen and farmers from a small province of the Philippines and is passionate about food justice. She believes that access to healthy food is a human right, not a privilege. Cly has a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Washington Seattle. She was the political chair for the Filipino American Student Association at UW Seattle in 2016 and has centered her life in uplifting the Asian Pacific Islander community ever since. Cly centers her activism in kapwa — the Tagalog word for togetherness. To her, food is a physical and spiritual way to connect with community, the Earth, the past and future generations.

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