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Bakeyah Nelson

Bakeyah Nelson is the executive director of the Air Alliance Houston, a 25-year-old organization founded to reduce the public health impacts from air pollution through equity-centered research, community education, and collaborative advocacy. A vocal supporter for environmental justice, she fights the vicious cycle that reduces health and diminishes quality of life for effected communities. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Among other commitments, she is a contributing faculty member with Baylor University’s Department of Public Health.

(Fall 2021)