City Parks Foundation, Partnerships for Parks
New York, NY
Bronx, New York and Miami, Florida
- Land Stewardship
- Social/Environmental Justice and Equity
- Urban and Regional Planning
Dyaami hails from the Bronx, New York and Miami, Florida. She completed an Environmental Studies major at Oberlin College, where she was highly active in community building work. At Oberlin, she was part of a group of students who responded to community need by designing and teaching citizenship classes for immigrants living in Lorain, Ohio, and was a mediator and facilitator for several years with the Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue. While at Oberlin, Dyaami participated in the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars program at the University of Washington, where she did GIS research and assessment of community gardens throughout Seattle, Washington. After graduating, Dyaami completed a one year Conservation Diversity Fellowship position that had her working on a range of projects connected to OSI’s mission “...to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities.” Prior to her fellowship with OSI, Dyaami spent the summer of 2016 developing programs for the Hispanic Access Foundation to engage underrepresented communities in Florida’s Everglades National Park. She currently works for Partnerships for Parks as a community organizer, connecting and supporting neighbors for the activation of their local parks. Dyaami enjoys hiking and is a passionate advocate for environmental and social justice.