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Dion Mensah

Energy Justice Fellow


Dion is the OEC’s Energy Justice Fellow, championing issues on environmental, climate, and energy justice advocacy. They graduated with honors from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio with a BA in Political Science, BA in Social Justice Studies, and a minor in Spanish in 2020. During their time in school they worked three years as an intern for Miami’s Center for Student Diversity and Inclusion and conducted researched on topics related to climate refugeeism and Latin American politics. They have formerly interned with the United Way of Greater Dayton, the Scioto Foundation, Peace and Justice Studies Association, and most recently Equity Forward. Dion is also currently a community organizer working on grassroots campaigns to resist state violence and work toward liberation of Black, queer, trans, and intersex people from all walks of life through direct action, education, and creating spaces to uplift Black LGBTQIA+ voices. In their free time, they enjoy reading, baking and spending time with their cat Nina.