Whitney Amaya

Whitney Amaya is a Salvadoran-American from Long Beach, California. She received her B.A. in Geography/Environmental Studies from UCLA in 2015, and her M.S. in Geographic Information Science from CSULB in 2018. As a community member with East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice, she has helped organize bike toxic tours as a way to engage and educate residents, and fight against polluters. Whitney continues to organize together with her community around the issues of incineration, oil and gas, and building a zero waste future.

East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice
Incinerator Organizer