Airynn is an athlete, animal lover, and nature enthusiast with a keen interest in the complex factors that influence health and well-being including health equity and environmental justice. She is an integral part of Nova Institute’s communications and outreach efforts including curating our social media channels, writing blog posts, and synthesizing the complex work of our Scholars and Fellows for a wider audience.
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 now lives in Baltimore with her dog and cat. She is an avid runner, outdoorsperson, aspiring yogi, and traveler. As an alumna, she continues to volunteer with University of Baltimore’s Community Development Fellowship program.