Jameelah Muhammad is a native of Metro-Detroit Michigan, where she graduated from Southfield Public Schools and continued her education at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She holds a B.S. in Biology and Environmental Health, with a specialization in Resource Management. While at Oakland University she was a 2008 Young People For Fellow, a 2008 Leadership Academy participant and in 2010 she was a YP4 Alumni Board Member and Mentor. Young People For is a national organization that supports, trains, and develops progressive youth leaders on a variety of social justice issues. While at Oakland she was the co-founder of the Environmental Coalition and successfully launched a comprehensive campus wide recycling program. She launched several successful Get Out the Vote Campaigns/Voter Registration and Mobilization Drives and organized a campaign to address access and affordability to higher education, which resulted in students at her university receiving a partial tuition refund. In 2008 she was honored as Trainer of the Year for the United States Student Association for her Electoral Action Trainings, including training for the PowerVote Campaign that was presented to the Sierra Student Coalition.
Some of her work experiences include being the Academic Manager at Green City Force, a Green Jobs Training and College Preparatory Program for young adults pursuing green careers, working as the Community Program Coordinator at the Center for Sustainable Energy at Bronx Community College(CUNY) and being an organizer at New York Jobs with Justice and Urban Agenda working on the Green Collar Jobs and Good Food, Good Jobs Campaigns. She is a certified ROOTS of Success Environmental Literacy Instructor and advises several community education projects. Jameelah is currently working on her Masters (M.A.) in Labor Relations at the City University of New York. Her work is a reflection of her diverse experiences related to racial, religious, and gender discrimination, being exposed to different socioeconomic environments, and overcoming personal adversity in order to achieve a deep appreciation for life and sense of immense responsibility to humanity and mother nature.
In April of 2010, Jameelah joined over 30,000 people in Cochabamba, Bolivia for the People's World Conference on Climate Change. She was a part of a NY delegation, by invitation of the Bolivian Ambassador to the U.N., and took part in the creation and a negotiation of the People‚Äôs Agreement. in 2011 Jameelah continued her international climate change advocacy work which included trips to South Africa and Cuba to learn more about global environmental concerns and solutions. She hopes to continue teaching environmental literacy, environmental justice, and green career preparation for young adults. She was a 2010 Green for All Fellow and has conducted service using media, education, and coalition building to create a strong green economy in New York City. She is committed to empowering people in her community and passionate about helping people to see the interconnectedness of the environment, economy, and social justice.