“Achieving health equity takes time. That is why we should not give up on our passion, our resilience, and our willingness to learn and understand.”
Michael Jung is the Program Manager in the Los Angeles County office. He serves on the Westside Impact Project, which aims to reduce youth substance misuse and overdose, including prescription drugs, marijuana, alcohol, and methamphetamine. He represents the communities of Culver City, Santa Monica, and Venice.
Michael was born in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in San Jose, California. A decade ago, he moved to Southern California, where he discovered his passion for advocacy and public health when landing his first job in the transportation policy sector. His goal is to achieve health equity and bring resilience to the communities he serves through public opinion and advocacy. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from UCLA. In Michael’s free time, he enjoys participating in runs & hikes, spending time with family and his White German Shepherd, and collecting new Funko pops and vinyl records.