Reverend Vernon Walker

NERN (2020)

Program Director

Communities Responding to Extreme Weather

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Personal pronouns: He, him, his

Rev. Vernon K. Walker is originally born and raised in Philadelphia. Rev. Walker attended Penn State University for college where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Organizational Leadership and a minor in Psychology. After graduating from Penn State University, Rev. Walker attended Boston University and earned a Master Degree in Theological Studies (M.T.S) with a focus on community engagement.

Rev. Walker is a Senior Fellow at the Environmental Leadership Program and Senior Fellow at Tufts University Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life through the Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Rev. Walker also completed a Fellowship at Hebrew College's Boston Bridges Fellowship. Rev. Walker completed Climate Health Organizing Fellow at the Cambridge Health Alliance. Rev. Walker is a Senior Fellow at the University of Massachusetts, Boston campus Center for Collaborative Leadership.

Rev. Walker currently is a graduate student at Tufts University doing a Master in Public Policy program. He is a 2022 Neighborhood Fellow.

Throughout his time in Boston, Rev. Walker social justice work has appeared in several different newspapers such as the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Bay State Banner, Commonwealth Magazine, and other newspapers outlets. Rev. Walker has also made TV appearances on Fox 25, New England Cable News, Boston Neighborhood Network, CBS Boston, and NBC 10 Boston. Rev. Walker has lectured about his social justice work at various universities and colleges across the United States.