Our Team

Angela Yuan

Project Manager for Sustainable Agriculture and Water

Area of Focus

Water, Land, Environmental Justice


Troy, Michigan



Angela Yuan is an environmental advocate passionate about protecting our shared watersheds and securing clean drinking water for marginalized communities. She serves as the Project Manager for Agriculture, Water, and Sustainability at NCEL, focusing on the Mississippi River watershed.

Before stepping into her current role, Angela created and led a project in Kenya that provides clean drinking water to 5,000+ people a day and impacts 30,000 residents for 20 years. While on the ground managing the water tower construction, she worked with nonprofit partners and stakeholder groups to implement an education campaign focused on youth and underserved groups in the community. Prior to that, Angela had experience with the Flint Water Crisis lawsuits, PFAS litigation research, and federal natural resource policymaking at the U.S. Forest Service Office of Legislative Affairs.

Angela received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Michigan State University Honors College, where she graduated summa cum laude. Her curriculum had an interdisciplinary focus on science, management, and policy with a concentration on water resources. During her studies, she led a community outreach campaign for green infrastructure, created environmental education and advocacy events, and her team’s stormwater pollution master plan won a U.S. EPA award.

Since all watersheds are interconnected, Angela hopes to foster transboundary, multidisciplinary collaboration to mitigate pollutants and improve water quality. And she looks forward to working with legislators and the public to advance these important initiatives through a lens of environmental justice.