Chloé Nuñez joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) in 2021 as a program associate working to ensure more equitable, healthy communities. Drawn to the Foundation by its capacity to “lead and shape the conversations in public health,” she employs her background in environmental studies, public health, and urban planning to support RWJF’s work in building a national Culture of Health.
Prior to joining RWJF, Nuñez served as a Colonel Stanley R. McNeil Public Health Fellow with the Metropolitan Planning Council, where she advocated for equitable decision-making in the City of Chicago through research, writing response comments and public statements, and creating an environmental justice-focused blog series on the Calumet Industrial Corridor.
Among her earlier positions Nuñez served as an AmeriCorps Community HealthCorps member at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a scientist at an environmental consulting company, and a public health and planning researcher for various organizations.
Nuñez earned a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Administration from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BA in Environmental Studies from Allegheny College.
A native of New Jersey, Nuñez enjoys outdoor adventures, exploring new places by foot, spending time with her large extended family, and hanging out with her dog, a lovable boxer mix breed.