Carbon Ranch Initiative Manger
shumaisa at quiviracoalition dot org
Shumaisa has been immersed in urban agriculture, eco-social design, and ecology initiatives for over 15 years. Her interest in environmental justice led her to the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment, where she did her dissertation research on food sovereignty praxis among community food initiatives in London. Shumaisa taught about environmental inequality at the University of Michigan, urban agriculture at the University of Brighton, and has taught permaculture to Global Majority communities in the UK. In 2019, she co-founded Compost Mentis, a soil care and alternative sanitation cooperative in England. Earlier in her career, Shumaisa worked for three years on the USAID Maternal and Neonatal Health program to reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality in Indonesia.At Quivira Coalition, Shumaisa is part of the Carbon Ranch Initiative, where she manages soil care-related technical support and training initiatives and engages in outreach to make these opportunities more accessible.