Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye

Brought up in Ghana, Oforiwaa Pee Agyei-Boakye developed a deepened interest in sustainability and urban planning issues in her formative years. Her long-term goal is to contribute to a sustainable transportation network to meet the fast pace of urbanization in Africa.

Pee has a master's in City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania with a concentration in Sustainable Transportation and Infrastructure Planning and a bachelor's in Development Planning from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. She is a LEED Green Associate certified professional and an American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) candidate.

Pee has been involved in sustainability and urban planning efforts through academic research, volunteering and leadership positions in the U.S. and sub-Saharan Africa. She has professional experience working with Kantar Millward Brown, Vidaris Inc., Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission. She is a climate justice work group member for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC), and an Appalachian Trail Next Generation Advisory Council Member for Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

She has won various awards, such as the Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders in Trails scholarship by the American Trails Association, the Philadelphia Future Leaders Graduate Scholarship by the Urban Land Institute, Leslie and Greta Spaulding Education Fund Scholarship, Francis Pitkin and Richard P. Byler Charitable Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation Scholarships; and Richard G. Bickel Planning Education Award Scholarship by the American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter, PWC GreenBiz Emerging Leader, as well as the Kate Goldstein Emerging professionals scholarship.