Carol Davey is a native of southeastern Ohio hailing from Cheshire. She cultivated her passion and knowledge for environmental and social justice work through her time at Berea College, where she majored in Peace and Social Justice Studies, and Political Communication, and Trinity College in Dublin Ireland, where she received a Masters in International Peace Studies. Upon returning to the US, she engaged in a an Appalachian Transition Fellowship through the Highlander Research and Education Center. The fellowship focused on creating a locally focused green economy in the community of Athens County, Ohio and she then continued to work within the region on increasing energy efficiency community-wide through the innovative Empower Gas and Electric. Carol comes to the OEC with experience in launching dynamic and innovative programming aimed at elevating and protecting the Southeast Ohio region. Carol’s hometown was bought and demolished in 2002 as part of a pollution and public health settlement, and she has returned to that community to work towards a tomorrow where homes and communities are not lost due to environmental injustices.