Kay joined The Wilderness Society in 2020 and serves as our New Mexico Deputy Director.
Kay is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She most recently served as the Executive Director for the New Mexico Asian Family Center. She is a board member of New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty; a previous board member of Bold Futures NM; the inaugural board chair for Albuquerque’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs; a past alumna of Asian Pacific American Women’s Leadership Institute and fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network; and a current Cohort 2 member of the Clinton School of Public Service Center: Community Philanthropy Racial Healing Program.
She has the distinct honor of being the first Asian American woman to serve in NM’s State Legislature.
In the role of New Mexico Deputy State Director, Kay will be using her policy, advocacy, public health, program development and movement building experience to advance our work to make public lands a solution to the climate crisis and ensure that all New Mexican’s equitably benefit from them. In her personal time, she can be found running with her two dogs and exploring the mountains with her husband and daughter.