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Naadiya Hutchinson

AFFILIATION: Taproot Earth

TITLE: Just Transition Lawyering Network Manager

LOCATION: Maryland


EXPERTISE AREA: Black/African-American Communities, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Environmental Racism, Just Transition


Naadiya currently works at Taproot Earth as the Just Transition Lawyering Network Manager. Naadiya formerly was the Government Affairs Manager in the Federal Policy Office at WE ACT for Environmental Justice and helped lead the organizing fight to defeat the “dirty side deal” (aka permitting reform). Prior to this position, Naadiya was a legislative staffer and Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow with the Office of the late Congressman McEachin, where she led stakeholder engagement to develop the federal Environmental Justice for All Act, using the Jemez Principles as an organizing tool. Naadiya currently serves as a Resident Equity Advisory for the Baltimore City Climate Action Plan. She previously served as a Board Member for Black Yield Institute where she supported strategic communications on land sovereignty and food apartheid. Naadiya also served as the Communications and Outreach Supervisor for the Baltimore People’s Climate Movement where she led digital campaigns for climate justice issues in the city. Naadiya was born and raised in Florida, with family currently spread throughout the US and the Caribbean. Naadiya received her Masters of Health Science from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Environmental Health and Engineering. Naadiya’s commitment to climate justice is an ode to her family, who have suffered from environmental racism and systemic violence.


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