I am a lifelong resident of Ashland and a recent college graduate with Bachelor’s Degrees in Environmental Science, and Regional Planning. My passion is to protect and preserve the environment for future generations, through advocacy and grassroots organizing. When I found out that a local citizens action group had formed in my town to protect public health and advocate for safe development around the Nyanza Superfund site, I immediately knew I wanted to get involved.
To my surprise, I found that many of my high school classmates and friends were unaware of Nyanza, or were under the impression it was fully remediated by the EPA back in the 1990’s. Even I admit that I was unaware of all the remaining contaminated components that have gone unmonitored.
My involvement with ACAC has given me a renewed sense of purpose. It is my mission to educate as many people as I can about the history of Nyanza and it’s remaining threats. I want to do everything I can to keep Ashland residents safe and ensure a full cleanup.