Torend Collins

National (2019)

Environmental Coordinator

Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control Agency

Louisville, Kentucky

Personal pronouns: She, her, hers

Greetings! My name is Torend Collins and I am Environmental Coordinator with the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District (APCD). As an Environmental Coordinator, I engage my community through various mediums—sharing valuable information about how APCD's regulatory authority and programmatic efforts work to improve air quality in Louisville. I also lead the agency’s community workshop series, providing a space where APCD and the community can discuss important issues such as environmental justice, air quality and health, our agency's permitting process, compliance/enforcement procedures, Louisville’s air monitoring network and other air quality-related topics.

I earned both my Juris Doctor and Master of Environmental Law and Policy (joint degrees) from Vermont Law School (VLS). As a student at VLS, I participated in many groups—serving as the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) Vice President during my 2L year and as a member of the Environmental Law Society. I further developed my passion for environmental law and policy through legal internships with the U.S. EPA Region 1, Office of Environmental Stewardship (OES), the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (KY EEC) Department for Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Sierra Club.

I'm an active member of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC), Louisville Chapter. In my spare time, I enjoy watching cooking shows, traveling the globe and learning more about ways I can work to improve air quality in my community.