Dejah R. Powell
Dejah is pursuing an environmental and sustainability science major at Cornell University. Her passions lie in urban agriculture, climate change, and environmental education. Combining these interests, Dejah started an organization, Get Them to the Green, in order to foster a love for the environment within youth in Chicago. This past semester, Dejah has spent her time abroad studying climate change effects on food, water, and energy in Vietnam, Morocco, and Bolivia. She is excited to begin interning this summer with two non-profits, researching solutions to climate-induced flooding and learning more about community development through urban agriculture. When she’s not envisioning a greener, more socially and environmentally just Chicago, Dejah enjoys reading and traveling.