Amanda Strawderman Joins the CleanAIRE NC Team

CleanAIRE NC is thrilled to welcome Amanda Strawderman as our new Environmental Justice Manager!

Amanda’s roots are set in the Appalachian Mountains through her heritage and love of the land and people. Growing up in a blue-collar family instilled values of community and service, and she first became involved in environmental advocacy as she learned about the destructive practices of mountaintop-removal coal mining. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography (GIS and Environmental Studies) from James Madison University and later earned a Master in Sustainability at Lenoir-Rhyne University Asheville

Amanda developed a passion for environmental justice through working with impacted communities living with drinking water contaminated by polluting industries. As CleanAIRE NC’s Environmental Justice Manager she will continue fighting against harmful industry practices and the unfair burden of pollution on low-income and BIPOC families and individuals. 

Amanda’s varied interests include learning about regenerative agriculture, natural history, culture, and ways of knowing. In her free time, you can usually find her hiking, fishing, and camping in the Appalachians, or at home hanging out with her sons.

Welcome to the team, Amanda!

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