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Aliyah Collins

Research Associate

Aliyah Collins is a scholar, activist, organizer from Jackson, Tennessee. She is a graduate of Fisk University and Harvard Divinity School. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where she works for an environmental justice economic development organization called Blacks in Green. Aliyah serves as the manager of the Sustainable Square Mile that will be a walkable green village in the historic West Woodlawn neighborhood on the southside of Chicago. Aliyah is also the founder of the Eco-Healing Project that sheds light on the impact of climate disasters on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by helping HBCUs build campus gardens to improve the overall mental health of campus communities. She has worked in communities in Nashville, Chicago, and Boston around connecting environmental justice to spiritual care.

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