Airynn Strout

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Communications and Development Associate 


Airynn has a background in business operations and keen interest in integrative and complementary health as an athlete, animal lover, and nature enthusiast. At Nova Institute, she provides critical support for communications and development efforts.

After more than a decade working professionally with horses as a rider, trainer, and farm manager, Airynn completed her degree in Public Policy and History at the University of Baltimore. While still in school, she worked as a Community Development Fellow for Baltimore’s Waverly Main Street, part of the national Main Street America that works to revitalize neglected communities through economic empowerment and community development. As a fellow, Airynn won grant funding for transformative community efforts such as an intensive traffic calming project as well as created a framework and neighborhood buy-in for further eco-friendly, safety-oriented initiatives.

Upon graduating, Airynn worked with the Baltimore Humane Society as an Operations Administrator where she had a hand in development, communications, business operations, and administrative functions.

Having grown up across the East Coast, Airynn has lived in Maryland since 2011 with her dog and cat. She is an avid trail runner, outdoorsperson, aspiring yogi, and traveler. As an alumna, she continues to volunteer with University of Baltimore’s Community Development Fellowship program.