Akilah Martin (she/her)

Akilah joined the Dream Team in May 2022 as n Engagement Specialist. She is originally from Aurora, Colorado, and has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Colorado State University. Akilah has a CITI research training certification with a specialty in social, behavioral, and humanistic research with human subjects. Akilah presented her research that focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the African American community at Colorado State University’s Multicultural Undergraduate Research Art and Leadership Symposium (MURALS) and was chosen as the overall winner from 5 categories & 77 total participants!

Akilah brings a positive attitude and passion to her work every day. She is proud to be a Dream Team member and loves that she will be a part of real change happening for youth. She is excited to work alongside her colleagues, youth, and families to provide inspiration and new opportunities that may not have seemed plausible before for students.

When Akilah is not exposing youth to new opportunities, you can find her thrift shopping, watching a new movie (somewhat like a film critic), or at the gym. She also has a passion for traveling and food!

You can reach Akilah at: amartin@cihadf.org