Latoya Jones
Latoya Jones

Global Urban Studies



Latoya joined in the Global Urban Studies track in 2016. Before coming to NJIT, Latoya received a Masters of Science in Environmental Science & Policy from Clark University in Worcester, MA. In 20147, in partnership with Empower Energy Design, Latoya’s company Sustainable Jones LLC won a contract with the Jersey City Board of Education for professional development with science teachers as part of a pilot energy education program. She also works part time as program manager at Empower Energy Design on a voluntary basis.

A two-time graduate of Rutgers University, Nakeefa is an alumna of both Cook College (Bachelor of Science, Environmental Policy, 2007) and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning & Public Policy (Master of Public Policy, Community Development, 2010). Nakeefa’s research interests include civic engagement, social capital, and collective efficacy in low-income communities. By exploring issues and trends in civic disengagement, Nakeefa hopes to use the tools of academia to strengthen resident engagement in the community development. Born in Trinidad, and raised in Jersey City, Nakeefa is a proud resident of Newark.


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