Akiima Price is a creative thinker and doer who links people, places, and programs with stressed, underserved communities. A Washington, DC native, Akiima is a nationally respected thought leader at the intersection of social and environmental issues and the relationship between nature and community well-being. Her innovative programming strategies feature nature as a powerful medium to connect stressed youth, adults, and families in meaningful, positive experiences that affect the way they feel about themselves, their communities, and their parks. From her early career experiences as a National Park Service Interpretation Ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada to work her national work with environmental and social service organizations, Akiima has cultivated 30 years of experience into cutting-edge best practices in trauma-informed environmentalism. Akiima most recently co-founded the Friends of Anacostia Park, an urban National Park in Washington, DC. An innovative Friends group model that focuses on park restoration, nature-based human development, and workforce development with highly stressed communities surrounding the park.
Family & Community Engagement Specialist at Self