Kenneth Rosales (He/Him) has been a grassroots organizer and an environmental planner for the past 14 years in the South Bay. He worked with the City of San José for just over five years implementing environmental compliance programs with the Planning Division and the Environmental Services Department, including environmental clearance of development projects under the California Environmental Quality Act and municipal-regional green stormwater infrastructure regulations for new and redevelopment projects. Before the City of San José, Kenneth worked with the Sierra Club, Loma Prieta Chapter for over two years to support volunteer leaders on several environmental campaigns, such as (but not limited to) sustainable land use and anti-fracking advocacy efforts. Kenneth has also been an active member in his community since moving to Ohlone Muwekma/Tamien lands in 2007 – he has been involved in local environmental issues, progressive politics, and coalition-building efforts across a large diversity of social justice organizations.

Kenneth is a child of Nicaraguan immigrant parents. He was born in San Francisco but was raised in Daly City until he left the nest to earn his BS Environmental Studies major/Political Science minor and master’s in Urban and Regional Planning degrees at San José State University. He is a sci-fi and fan fiction nerd; he loves to skateboard and hike; and he is a big “music-head” who enjoys collecting vinyl records and learning to DJ and play the bass guitar.

You can reach Kenneth at kenneth@siliconvalleyathome.org!

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