Eddie Ahn

Eddie Ahn has been engaged in policy and legal advocacy since 2009. He serves as the executive director for Brightline, an environmental justice non-profit that works to empower communities and create sustainable environments. They work to promote sustainable policies that allow low-income residents to remain and work in developing urban communities, focusing on local hiring policies and access to environmental benefits such as solar and energy efficiency. Prior to being a nonprofit attorney, Ahn was an AmeriCorps member, teaching public speaking and arts workshops in Oakland’s Chinatown. While working toward his law degree, he continued to teach art and public speaking workshops for youth and worked for the Assembly Judiciary Committee in Sacramento. His workforce development expertise and analysis of federal constitutional law has also assisted multiple municipalities in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York. In December 2021, Ahn was inducted into the State of California’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame for his work in equity and clean energy.