Andrea Nyamekye

Associate Director
(508) 505-6748

Andrea immigrated from Ghana in 1998 when she was only three years old with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.S. in Natural Resources Conservation. UMass Amherst sparked her interest in social justice. She became empowered to fight for environmental justice with the UMass Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign, and education justice with the Center for Education, Policy, and Advocacy. She has been in the fight for environmental justice for 6 years and has led Neighbor to Neighbor to think about the intersections of environment and climate with the myriad economic and racial justice issues facing our communities. When she’s not engaging with the community to push for systemic change, she likes to read, cook, tend to her 13 house plants, and be outside.