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Barbara Chung is a writer, poet, and naturalist. She is the author of the poetry collection Sunlight and the chapbook Heart. Her poems meditate on the sweetness and mystery of life and how to move lovingly through a world that is often not so.

Along with writing, she serves as a business strategy advisor and tends her garden, a certified wildlife habitat. She is a Certified California Naturalist and advocates for every kind of ecological restoration, from mountainside tree plantings to tiny and mighty container gardens. Her environmental advocacy has been featured in various media outlets including the Los Angeles Times.

Before founding her consultancy and writing Sunlight and Heart, Barbara served in strategic leadership positions in the food, beverage, and wine industries, guiding initiatives such as acquisitions, product innovation, and financial planning.

Barbara holds an A.B. in English from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from UCLA Anderson School of Management, and is a J.D. candidate at Santa Clara University School of Law. She lives in Santa Monica, California.


Barbara can be found on Instagram and LinkedIn.

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