Michelle Peedin

Community Outreach Associate

Michelle Peedin

Michelle Peedin
Community Outreach Associate for New England, EPA Region 1

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Michelle S. Peedin is a Community Outreach Associate with our pro bono capacity-building technical assistance program. Focusing on EPA Region 1, the New England region of the United States, Michelle seeks to facilitate and foster meaningful connections between community-based organizations, experienced EPA alumni, and other partner experts to provide vital resources and support at the community level. In the multi-state region, support and resources include technical assistance, grant application support, and capacity-building solutions for environmental justice projects centered around low-income, historically excluded communities, and Black, Indigenous, and communities of color. 

Michelle, graduated with a BA in Global Studies from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a concentration in Social and Economic Justice. Michelle worked as the Program Coordinator on the Eco-Justice Connection and Health & Wholeness teams at the NC Council of Churches. In the wake of 2020, she felt called to the intersection of healing justice and ecological justice, which led to her Masters in Social Work at Columbia University. Michelle served as the chair of Lila Latinx LGBTQ+ Initiative, the Multiracial Caucus at Columbia’s School of Social Work, and the Environmental Justice Initiative at the CSSW Action Lab. Michelle is dedicated to antiracism, decolonization, and mindfulness work woven into the fabric of community-led transformative change.  

Michelle finds joy in friendship, food, dancing, nature, spirituality, and being a sister, daughter, prima, niece, tía, partner, and intentional community member. 

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