Chun-See Tsao

Massachusetts Program Co-Director


Chun-See joined TerraCorps in December 2020 as Massachusetts Program Co-Director. As part of the AmeriCorps Programs Circle, Chun-See supports TerraCorps service members and service site partners in conserving and protecting lands across Massachusetts. Previously, he worked at Lung Fu Shan Environmental Education Centre in Hong Kong where he led nature tours, biodiversity surveys and managed its internship program. He found immense value in building partnerships with community organizations and growing future environmental leaders through this experience, a perspective that informs his work at TerraCorps.

Chun-See’s love for the environment stems from an early childhood adventuring in Hong Kong’s countryside. His studies in Wisconsin gave voice through environmental history and science to engage with issues of land, water and people. Since then, he has passionately sought to develop authentic, engaged relationships with our natural and cultural environments. Past work includes serving as exhibition co-curator for Ecology in the Making: A History of Amateur Naturalists in Hong Kong and lead English editor/chapter author for The Pulse of Nature – Mid-Levels West, a book publication exploring locality and place in Hong Kong’s peri-urban areas. 

Chun-See’s roots in New England and Hong Kong have shaped his understanding of diversity as a powerful force in creating organizational resilience. He is committed to using his privileges to build equitable access to land for underrepresented communities. He currently lives on Pawtucket, Massachusetts lands.

In his personal life, he likes to bird, herp, draw, write, and explore the environmental history of different places. He previously worked in providing inclusive, affordable housing through serving on the board of Madison Community Cooperative and was founder/CEO of CrowdArt, a community-led art-commissioning startup. He holds a B.Sc. Chemistry & Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a M.Sc. Environmental Management from The University of Hong Kong. 

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