Kyle Tsukahira

Kyle Tsukahira is currently a Co-Director at Asian Pacific Islander Forward Movement (APIFM). Kyle has over ten years of experience in leading community-based programs focused on health equity, food access, and environmental justice for Asian & Pacific Islander (API) communities in Los Angeles. Since 2013, Kyle has been at the forefront of APIFM’s air pollution and environmental justice work centered on education, outreach, and advocacy. Kyle leads APIFM’s Food Roots program which connects local and sustainably grown Asian produce to communities and businesses in Los Angeles while supporting Asian American other farmers of color in California. Kyle was born in Los Angeles and raised Temple City, CA. He is a proud fourth generation Japanese American (Yonsei). During WWII, Kyle’s grandparents were incarcerated in Heart Mountain, Wyoming which was one of ten concentration camps set up by the U.S. government to imprison over 120,000 Japanese and Japanese American citizens during the war. His family’s experience continues to fuel and drive his passion for social justice today. Kyle holds a Bachelor’s degree in Asian and Asian American Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from California State University, Los Angeles. Outside of work he enjoys snowboarding, hiking, traveling, and binging YouTube videos.