2012 Fellows

Detroit, MI - Ahmina S. Maxey is the Associate Director of the East Michigan Environmental Action Council in Detroit, MI. She directs the Stand Up! Speak Out! program – the advocacy arm of EMEAC. Stand Up! Speak Out! and its programs and activities are designed to advocate for environmental justice...
Gallup, NM - Anna's roots derive from Dinetah (Navajo land). She was born in Richmond, CA. She came back to her roots in 1981 and began working for her community Chichiltah (among the oaks). Her mother and father taught her to help people who need support. Her father was a...
Tallahassee, FL - Ariana Marshall is a graduate student in the Environmental Sciences Institute, serves on the Florida AMU Environment and Sustainability Council, and works as a FAMU representative for the Southeastern Green network. Being from the Caribbean island of Barbados, she attributes her interest in environmental issues primarily to...
Beata Tsosie-Pena is of mixed ancestry from Santa Clara Pueblo and El Rito,NM. She has degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is also now a Green For All (Class 5)Fellow. She is certified in Infant Massage,Permaculture Design,as a Developmental Specialist, is a poet,farmer,and also plays bass in the...
Flagstaff, AZ - Claudia Jackson, Diné (Navajo), Coordinator for Navajo Green Jobs, seeks to diversify the Navajo Nation's economy by working on community based green projects that are less dependent on energy extraction and other industries that contradict her traditional values. She is currently working on developing a feasibility study...
New Orleans, LA - Daniel Nguyen works as a project manager with MQVN Community Development Corporation in New Orleans East. His work encompasses workforce development, environmental justice, and incubation of aquaponics and other sustainable industries. He is currently the project manager of the start-up enterprise, VEGGI Farmer's Cooperative, which utilizes sustainable...
Boston, MA - Hakim was born and raised in the streets of Boston. The product of a Jamaican immigrant father and a Native American mother from Florida, he grew up in a predominantly Caribbean neighborhood in the Dorchester Center area of Boston. As a young man in the late 80′s,...
Indianapolis, IN - Imhotep Adisa is native of Indianapolis, Indiana. As an African-American, his interest in environmental and economic issues was born out of personal and community experiences. His interest in environmental issues was heightened after some of the young men in his program held a forum on the documentary...
Greensboro, NC - Jada Drew is from Rich Square, NC and currently resides in Greensboro NC. She works independently as a consultant with her small business Social Designs. She facilitates diversity, leadership, service-learning, multicultural curriculum design, and team building trainings for K-12 schools, nonprofits, and institutions of higher learning. Jada...
Dorchester, MA - Arevalo was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States in 1994. His passion for social and economic justice began in earnest when he was seriously injured while working as a shuttle bus driver for an international car rental company in 2004. Jonny organized a...

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