Eddie Ahn

Executive Director, Brightline Defense

Eddie Ahn has been an environmental justice attorney and nonprofit worker for over fifteen years, and his graphic memoir, “Advocate,” will be published by Penguin Random House on April 16, 2024. While working as the executive director of Brightline Defense, an environmental justice nonprofit, he has been inducted into the State of California’s Clean Energy Hall of Fame for his work in equity and clean energy. In addition to this work, he has served as president of the San Francisco Environment Commission as well as a commissioner on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Bay Conservation and Development Commission. He is a self-taught artist who has been recognized as a Cartoonist-in-Residence by the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa.