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Leland Fellow

Onyịnye Alheri

11th Class, 2021-2023

Onyịnye Alheri is an artist, doula and scholar-activist who is active in movements that address food & land justice, police & prison abolition, and maternal/infant health. Ọ recently served as Co-Principal Investigator on a qualitative research project exploring the mental health and psychosocial needs of climate activists in Baltimore and is currently co-authoring a toolkit appendix to address the complex needs of pregnant people who live with substance use disorder. She is looking forward to deepening her understanding of the food & nutritional needs of people in crisis. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Onyịnye has lived in many places including Washington, D.C., Maryland, Oregon, Minnesota, California, Ecuador and México. Ọ earned a bachelor’s of arts (BA) in International Studies & Philosophy from Macalester College and a master’s in social work (MSW) from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

Host Organization: UN World Food Programme