Akiima Price is an award-winning creative thinker and doer who links people, places, and programs with stressed, underserved communities. A Washington, D.C. native, Price is a nationally respected thought leader at the intersection of social and environmental issues and the relationship between nature and community well-being. Her innovative programming strategies feature nature as a powerful medium to connect stressed youth, adults, and families in meaningful, positive experiences that affect the way they feel about themselves, their communities, and their parks.
From her early career experiences as a National Park Service Interpretation Ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Boulder City, Nevada, to her national work with environmental and social service organizations, she has cultivated her experiences into cutting-edge best practices in trauma-informed environmentalism. Currently, Price, as head of Akiima Price Consulting, consults with the National Park Foundation and the National Park Service to build a friends group for Anacostia Park which includes River Terrace Park, Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens, and the Frederick Douglass Historic Home. This group will ultimately use Anacostia Park to engage Wards 7 & Ward 8 families in activities that support mental health, physical health, and social well-being while using community assets to help support park challenges.