Kya Williams

Senior Community Outreach and Development Associate

Kya Williams
Senior Community Outreach and Development Associate
Email: kya.williams@environmentalprotectionnetwork.org

Kya Williams is a Senior Outreach and Development Associate with our pro bono capacity- building technical assistance program. Kya not only trains and mentors other EPN associates across the country, but also concentrates on creating new and deeper connections between communities of color and low-income communities in EPA Regions 3 and 4, EPA alumni with decades of expertise, and other allies to provide assistance to community identified projects.

Kya is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University. She majored in Psychology with a focus in Women’s and Gender Studies. Prior to working at EPN, she worked with organizations such as the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Care In Action, and The Feminist Majority. While working with The Feminist Majority, she was able to take part in Ghazala Hashmi’s Senate campaign, which resulted in the first Muslim woman elected to the Virginia Senate. Kya also worked as a coach for US Renew’s Campaign Manager Training program, and played a key role in the organization and creation of the Girls Take Granby women’s march held annually in Norfolk, Virginia. In the future, Kya sees herself continuing her education and advancing through non-profit and political movement spaces.

She lives in Virginia with her two cats and many plants.

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