Southeast Campus Field Coordinator, Campus Ecology
Eriqah Vincent is the Southeast Campus Field Coordinator for NWF's Campus Ecology Program. A proud native of Newark, NJ, Eriqah is a 2010 departmental honors graduate of Spelman College with a bachelor's degree in Comparative Women's Studies. While in school, she was an active member and on the executive board of several organizations including the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), Spelman chapter. However it was her introduction to Students Endeavoring for Enlightened Environmental Decisions (SEeED), a Morehouse College chartered organization that helped her discover her passion for environmental sustainability and environmental justice. She went on to serve as Internal Director of that organization in her senior year and helped organize two of the largest African American student delegations to PowerShift, once in 2009 and again in 2011.
Outside of school, Eriqah has worked extensively with the Let's Retrofit A Million Project (formerly Let's Raise A Million), was the Georgia Coal Diversity Organizer intern for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), and is currently an Advisory Board Ambassador and Campus Club Fellow for Outdoor Nation. She is very excited about her new position at NWF and hopes, among her other duties, to provide resources to bring HBCUs, like her beloved Spelman, into to this emerging "green" movement. When she does find free time, Eriqah enjoys bonfires with friends, watching movies, mentoring high school students, singing, dancing, and traveling. Her favorite quote, "I found God in myself and I loved Her fiercely" by Ntozake Shange because we can all find the greatness in ourselves, embrace it and therefore go out and do great things."