Alliyah is the Outreach Coordinator for the National Priorities Project, serving as project manager for growing collaborations with immigrant rights organizations and movements against climate change. Largely molded by her own diaspora, Alliyah is a first-generation environmental storyteller who has roots in the Philippines and calls Chicago, IL her home. Alliyah is also a home-builder and lifelong pursuer of justice. She cares deeply about environmental, social and immigrant rights, believing that everyone, particularly Black and Brown folks, has the right to a happy and healthy home.
Prior to joining NPP, Alliyah was a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellow at Ocean Conservancy working on policy, advocacy and storytelling with the Fish Conservation program, where she developed and hosted the organization’s first ever podcast and researched stakeholder perceptions of climate change on fisheries. Alliyah graduated from Swarthmore College as a QuestBridge National Match Scholar with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and double minor in Biology and Gender & Sexuality studies. Alliyah is an alum of the Rethink Outside Fellowship, the Rising Organizers Fellowship based in the DC area, and the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) from the University of Michigan.