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Honors & Accomplishments

Roddenberry Fellow


Roddenberry Foundation

Rural Urban Leadership Program Scholar - Class XIX


Penn State

Black Woman Green Future Awardee


Women for a Healthy Environment

Ariam Ford
  • is an irresistibly optimistic leader

  • is a collaborative and unstoppable urban planning professional with nearly a decade of experience in equitable community development and resident-led land-use interventions

  • brings unbridled passion and a decade of experience in the areas of equitable land use practices, sustainable community development, and actively delivering environmental justice to marginalized communities.


Ariam's superpowers are​
  • building teams unmatched in their self confidence, self care, emotional mindfulness, situational awareness, performance outcomes, and respect for each other.

  • leading intersectional change movements

  • accomplishing goals through the lenses of community planning, environmental justice, mapping, and geospatial statistics.

Ariam has deep experience in
  • community engagement

  • non-profit leadership

  • coalition building

  • partnership management

  • program design

  • budgeting

  • grant writing

  • grass-roots data collection

  • GIS mapping

  • geospatial statistics

  • research

  • writing

  • analytics


Ariam brings
  • a Master of City Planning from Boston University

  • a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Virginia

  • the ongoing study of Spanish Language and Culture at the Community College of Allegheny County

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