Food Justice Organizer & Policy Fellow (NYS Public Health Corp Fellowship Program)
Adamaah is returning home to Buffalo after almost three decades to continue the work she loves of digging in the soil and advocating for fair and just practices in the distribution of resources of food, shelter and clothing which should be a human right. Her humble beginnings include attending Buffalo Academy of Visual and Performing Arts and majoring Fine Arts, earning her Bachelor’s in business studies and Masters in College Student Personnel from Buffalo State College. While in school she also served in the US Naval Reserves as a Chaplain’s Assistant. Adamaah second career took her south to train as an organic farmer that has worked on both urban and traditional farms. She ran farmer's markets, serviced in a Black farmer's cooperative, and co-lead the Baltimore Residence Food Advisory Committee. Adamaah’s previous position was to help design and implement a digital agricultural library for volunteers and beneficiaries of the Catholic Relief Services Farmer to Farmer program. She is currently a New York State Public Health Senior Fellow being hosted at Buffalo Freedom Gardens and Grassroots Gardens WNY to do food policy work and garden installs. Adamaah has had an adventurous life in that she has traveled to over 21 countries on five continents. When not playing in the soil or standing on her community soap box advocating for equity, she enjoys all things astrology, holistic health practices, a good book, and finding the magic laced throughout everyday living.