A’Livija Mullins-Richard


A’Livija (Uh-Liv-ee-Yay), affectionately known as Livi or Olive, is the new kid on the block at the Sanctuary for Independent Media. Her multifaceted roles as the Air Justice Lab (AJL) Project Lead at NATURE Lab and Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator for The Sanctuary reflect her dedication to fostering collective action and  filling data gaps in underserved communities. A first-generation college graduate, she holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Justice from Siena College. 

 As the Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, she is determined to forge stronger connections with organizations, schools, and individuals throughout Troy. Through her work with AJL, a community air monitoring initiative, A’Livija aims to gather data that validates the lived experiences of individuals residing in sacrifice zones, commonly known as environmentally unjust areas. By collecting this data, she seeks to cultivate awareness and encourage participatory action concerning air quality issues.  In addition to her primary roles, A’Livija is involved in various projects at The Sanctuary, including tending to the Collard City Garden and contributing to radio production via Hudson Mohawk Magazine.

A’Livija’s areas of focus include racial health disparities, urban ecology, cartography, and New York State History. Her unwavering dedication is focused on cultivating a culture of care in spaces where complacency often prevails. She firmly believes that this transformative journey begins with her—and with you 🙂

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