Andrea Atkinson

NERN (2008)

Executive Director

One Square World

Boston, Massachusetts

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Andrea Atkinson is a Latinx regenerative development professional working at the intersection of sustainability and social justice. She is Executive Director of One Square World, an innovator in the community development and social impact space. One Square World is a non-profit organization supporting the creation of just and sustainable communities by activating collaborative community conversations and action. 1SW brings together groups of people to strategize with communities of all types to align around values and goals centered in equity and sustainability.

Andrea’s global experience extends from the US, to Haiti, to Bolivia and beyond. She has facilitated diverse constituents in conversations, education and action around social, economic and environmental issues facing communities at the local and global scale. Andrea’s specific expertise is in facilitation, project management, racial equity, strategy and sustainable community development.

Andrea’s innovative community ownership and project management work for projects and clients such as the City of Providence, the Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, Groundwork Rhode Island, Barr Foundation, Boston Foundation, Elevate Destinations, NEXUS Green Building Resource Center, Down2Earth Boston and the Skees Family Foundation has resulted in high-impact outcomes for environmental and social change.

Andrea grew up in Brazil, Bolivia, and Niger and speaks Spanish, Portuguese and some Haitian Kreyol. She has a degree in International Relations with a focus on sustainable development from Boston University and a graduate certificate in environmental management from Tufts University. Andrea is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program.