DR. ALGIE AU is a nimble, versatile, and innovative leader best known for her work in the fields of education and sustainability. Before joining FUSE, Algie chaired the DEI Strategic Planning team at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health, Sustainability Green Team at Citrus College, Board of Directors Brockus Project Dance Company, Academic Senate at Brockus Project Dance Company, and held various governance roles across the West Coast. She has an interdisciplinary background in biological science, higher education, public health, education policy and performing arts. Her current research explores the intersectION of transportation, conservation psychology, and air quality concerning human health. She is an advocate for environmental justice [biophilic/human-centered design of sustainable and resilient work]. She loves to sit down with a good book and is passionate about dance, cats, knitting and gardening. Algie holds a doctorate in Sustainability Education from Prescott College, an M.S. in Biological Sciences, and a B.S. in Biology from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.
As Covid-19’s impact on transportation in the County continues to evolve, King County recognizes that public transit is at the heart of a successful recovery from the crisis and is focused on creating a better system for the riders who have needed transit the most during the crisis. Given this, the Metro Transit Department will partner with a FUSE Executive Fellow for one year to build strategic partnerships with businesses to expand employee access to subsidized transit passes, particularly for low-wage and low-income workers.