MS, environment and sustainability, University of Michigan
BA, sociology (minor in Africana studies), Michigan State University
Dinah George explores the social and environmental sciences with research interests in community food system models, urban agriculture and horticulture, environmental justice, the African diaspora, and indigenous sustainability.
George is a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School for Environment and Sustainability. Her capstone project, Mapping Environmental Justice and Uplifting Community Survival in Southwest Detroit, focused on environmental justice indicators and the relevance of community resilience to citizens’ lived experiences and advocacy. With a team of students and community advisors, she co-created recommendations for a community resilience plan for Michigan’s Office of the Environmental Justice Public Advocate and developed an ArcGIS StoryMap that reflected instances of environmental injustice and community assets in the region.
Through her work, she seeks to foster healthy relationships to food, the environment, and its dynamic peoples.