Juliet Ellis is Executive Director of Urban Habitat, a regional environmental justice organization. Urban Habitat works in partnership with low-income communities and communities of color to advance social, economic, and environmental justice in the Bay Area region and beyond. Through advocacy and the promotion of equitable policies, leadership development, research, and participation in strategic coalitions, Urban Habitat helps to build a democratic society in which all communities have the power to influence and benefit from the decisions impacting their neighborhoods.
Juliet has a Masters of Science in Business Administration with and emphasis in environmental and urban studies from San Francisco State University. Prior to becoming Director for UH, Juliet was the Associate Program Officer for Neighborhood and Community Development at The San Francisco Foundation. She was responsible for all aspects of grantmaking in the areas of workforce development, housing, homelessness, economic development, community development, and neighborhood planning.
Juliet has served on numerous regional and local boards and committees, including the Oakland Homeless and Low-Income Taskforce, the San Francisco Asset Building Initiative, the Alameda Continuum of Care Council, and the Alameda County Public Health Disparities Taskforce. She currently serves on the Board and Steering Committee of the Transportation and Land Use Coalition, the Bay Area Alliance for Sustainable Communities, the Community Capital Investment Initiative, Girls After School Academy, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, the California Partnership for Working Families, and the California Alliance for Transportation Choices.