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Chia Lee Xiong

Chia Lee Xiong is the Data, Evaluation, and Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR) Coordinator at the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth (BBAY). There, she supports work advancing youth-centered and youth-led research and projects alongside partnership building within the Brooklyn Park and Brooklyn Center area. Prior to the BBAY, Chia spent several years as a Community Engagement Coordinator at Three Rivers Park District focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and engaging marginalized communities in the outdoors. Outside of work, Chia is a leader in her community where she coordinates the Hmong Women + Queer Outdoors group, is an active member of the Hmong Public Health Association, and has been part of the Hennepin County Hmong Community Leadership Team for the past 4 years. Chia holds a Master of Public Health in health behavior and health education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also has a Bachelor of Arts in geography from the University of St. Thomas, and while there, she was an intern at the Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota. She grew up in Brooklyn Park and attended Champlin Park High School. In her free time, she enjoys picking up new hobbies, working on DIY projects, and exploring the world through traveling and watching documentaries.