Alayna Chuney

Environmental Justice Officer, United States, Washington, DC

Alayna Chuney grew up in Detroit, Michigan and is a barred attorney in the State of Maryland. She earned her J.D. from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and received her B.A. degree in Social Relations and Policy with a minor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Public Policy from Michigan State University’s James Madison College. She worked at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for 2 years and created her position as the first Environmental Justice Staff Attorney.

Alayna is the Environmental Justice Officer, United States at Namati. In this role Alayna will support the team to develop an environmental justice program in Maryland. Outside of her legal career, Alayna has worked for Student Conservation Association as crew leader, worked in the Detroit Public School system teaching inner-city youth the importance of being sustainable and having a relationship with the environment, and has spent time working for the Federal government. In her free time she enjoys traveling the world and immersing herself in other people’s cultures.