Moses Chun works with the National Park Service as an Outdoor Recreation Planner in the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program. He currently coordinates the Emerging Leaders Program for RTCA supporting fellows, interns, and other early career conservation and outdoor recreation staff. Moses lives in the SF Bay Area where he enjoys being in the water as a new surfer.
A graduate of the University of California, Merced, Moses earned a Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering. Moses began his NPS career during this time, participating in the Yosemite Leadership Program where he studied the Social Change Model of Leadership Development and participated in an environmental leadership practicum.
As a student employee at Yosemite, he co-led the Yosemite NPS Centennial Program team working across park programs and collaborating with neighboring communities and park partners. After his time in Yosemite, Moses took part in the New Leaders in Community Conservation Assistance Rigorous Internship with the Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program in Washington DC where he saw the importance of partnerships in conservation daily. He also worked as a Program Specialist at the NPS Stewardship Institute at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park.
Moses promotes collaborative leadership and community engagement in public land management and conservation. Moses believes that improving workplace culture and innovation is tied to collaboration and celebrating diversity. He hopes to see a shift in conservation culture towards more creative problem solving in modern land management challenges through leadership development.
Outdoor Recreation Planner
Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program
National Park Service
Managing by Network Class of 2019