Co-Founder, Basilica Bio; Biomolecular Sciences PhD Student at Boise State University

Terrell Engmann

Co-Founder, Basilica Bio; Biomolecular Sciences PhD Student at Boise State University

Passion, Expertise and Contribution

Support the development of curriculum pathways at the nexus of equity, public health and biological sciences.


Help recruit and mentor BIPOC youth in joining the Sustainability Ambassadors Youth Leadership Development Program.


Identify site-specific food justice and bioremediation projects to format and post as case studies on www.mywater.world

Coach students on using the Neighborhood Inventory Protocol to develop well-informed recommendations for city planners on walkable neighborhoods, transportation improvements, community solar, food access, micro grids, micro wastewater treatment, Ecodistrict principles, green stormwater infrastructure.


Co-facilitate with other Coaches an annual Intergenerational Symposium on Engineering Design Challenges...

Participate in one or more PBL Curriculum Design Labs to support both teachers and students in applied problem solving.


Support Green Job profiles and diversity workforce development strategies.


Design ways to integrate SA Impact Storytelling into personal and professional communications channels and platforms.


Support Ambassadors in building positive scenarios for the year 2050 through the Summer Series of 2050 WORKOUTS.


Attend the annual 2050 Update (August) and help promote it as widely as possible.

About Terrell

Terrell Engmann is a recent graduate from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Cellular Developmental Biology and is currently in the Biomolecular Sciences PhD program at Boise State University. There, he is researching the relationship between inflammatory cytokines and Breast Cancer metastasis and is aiding in development of therapeutic treatments currently. Terrell has always had a passion for empowering others as was demonstrated during his time at Pierce Community College where he was an active participant in his Student Government, establishing and maintaining a food pantry for food insecure students, creating a Clothing Drive and Exchange where hundreds of items were donated for those in need, promoting active student participation in local politics through a creation of a panel event with local legislators, and as an advocate for legislative action surrounding access to open educational resources in the classroom.


Terrell was born and raised in the Tacoma area and is currently running projects promoting food sovereignty in the Seattle area through his organization, Basilica Bio. He is most passionate about promoting positive health outcomes in communities of color, many of which have felt the lasting impacts of racist policies such as redlining in their communities. Through his work, Terrell aspires to improve health outcomes in BIPOC communities through education, community engagement, and facilitating community-led research to combat disparities and create tangible change.