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Environmental Health Outreach Manager
(919) 966-3746
Center for Public Engagement with Science


Neasha Graves is a community outreach and education manager for the UNC Institute for the Environment’s Center for Public Engagement with Science, coordinating environmental health outreach programming aimed at helping the public understand environmental health issues and collaborating with community partners who serve at-risk populations affected by these environmental health conditions. In this role, Neasha also coordinates community engagement activities in the UNC-Chapel Hill Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility and through a contract with the NC DHHS, she serves as outreach coordinator for the NC Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, with a focus on educating health professionals and community audiences about lead and healthy homes. With more than twenty years of experience, her areas of expertise include teaching and administering programs for youth and adults in the public school, state government, nonprofit and university sectors, with particular focus on secondary education, adult literacy, environmental education and environmental health. Neasha earned her BA in History at Meredith College in Raleigh and her Master in Public Administration at NC Central University in Durham.

Professional Focus
Environmental health education


MPA, Public Administration, North Carolina Central University, 2000
BA, History, Meredith College, 1993