Christopher Chalaka

Executive Director

Founding Member

Christopher is a 2nd generation South Asian-Taiwanese American who works at the intersection of health, environment and diversity. He is a founding member of Outdoor Asian, an organization that aims to create a community of Asian & Pacific Islanders (API) in the outdoors by hosting culturally-relevant spaces, fostering leadership development, and providing a platform for stories and untold histories.


Christopher was inspired to this field after working with a few incredible environmental justice organizations in the United States, and after conducting field research on the impact of climate change on nomadic herders living in Western Mongolia . He is a graduate of Swarthmore College where he earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology. Christopher is currently based in his hometown Everett, Washington, where you can find him scribing in the emergency department, foraging mushrooms, clambering over dripping moss-covered rocks, and creating gloomy art inspired by the North Cascades.

*CV available upon request

**Available for speaking engagements


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