Yinka N. Bode-George
Environmental Health Manager
Yinka N. Bode-George is an environmental health advocate passionate about creating environmental justice and sustainable development through public policy and community building. Yinka has worked in various capacities conducting research, leading programs, and engaging in advocacy and organizing to promote health outcomes and undo drivers of environmental health inequities. Yinka believes that positively transforming systems starts at the individual level, and she works to advance public health through a lens of racial equity.
At NCEL, Yinka leads the Environmental Health Program which focuses on zero waste and circular economy solutions, toxic chemical protections, and sustainable development. Before joining NCEL, Yinka was the Public Policy & Program Manager for Maryland Philanthropy Network where she cultivated opportunities for Maryland philanthropists to improve community conditions. Yinka is a Board Member of Baltimore City’s No Boundaries Coalition, and is a member of Nature Sacred Foundation’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She has served as Program Manager for Maryland Environmental Health Network, and as a Board Member and Advocacy Committee Chair for Maryland Public Health Association. In those roles, she partnered with community advocates and public policy shapers to advance policies that promote environmental health and justice for all Marylanders.
Yinka received a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Administration and Policy from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She recieved her Master of Health Science degree, and is pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree, in Environmental Health from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.