Mandy (she/her/hers) facilitates collaborative, multi-stakeholder efforts for environmental and climate justice through the design and development of communities and the infrastructure that sustains them. She organizes with her local mutual aid network and community garden and is a vegan and bread baking enthusiast.
Mandy is deeply passionate about community-driven climate, food, and environmental justice initiatives and the infrastructure and policy that allows them to thrive. Mandy currently lives on Piscataway and Nacotchtank land in DC, just a few blocks from her favorite place in the city: Wangari Gardens.
Named after Wangari Maathai, the garden embodies the beauty and power of neighborhood cooperation to steward land, care for one another, and resist decades of top-down and racist urban planning and displacement of beloved neighbors and native Washingtonian culture.