Focus Areas: Environmental Challenges
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
New Orleans, LA
Della is the Assistant Director of the Child Wellbeing Division of the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ). Della leads the evaluation of the Gulf Equity Consortium, a project that engages five community-based organizations across the Gulf South who are rooted in communities experiencing environmental injustice. Those organizations are teamed with faculty mentors from historically black colleges and universities, who work in partnership to lead participatory action research projects. Della evaluates the effects of these projects on each community and organization as well as on the individuals who participate as citizen scientists. Della is working to demonstrate the collective impact of this project on the region at large.
The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, and community and student engagement.