Urban Ecology; Community Engagement
Mohamad Chakaki (he/him) grew up playing in the sand and surf on both sides of the Arabian Peninsula, and then on the edges of eastern forests and city streets in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His intellectual and professional interests lie where the lines blur between East and West, cities and nature, art and science, and so on.
Mohamad holds a Masters of Environmental Management with a focus on Urban Ecology and Environmental Design from the Yale School of the Environment. He completed doctoral coursework at the School of Architecture and Planning at MIT, and is currently a PhD student at the University of Vermont’s Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Mohamad has followed his passion for working in nature and with communities in parks and gardens across the US, with the Peace Corps in Central Africa, and the United Nations in Syria. He is particularly interested in community leadership and participation in urban ecological design and planning, design inquiry as a reflective practice, and global non-Western approaches to ecological design and planning.
Mohamad was a co-founder of the DC Green Muslims network and is a Senior Fellow of the Environmental Leadership Program at the Center for Whole Communities.
Mohamad is a part-time faculty member helping Conway students better understand urban ecology, community engagement, design processes, and non-Western design thinking.
- Masters of Environmental Management with a focus on Urban Ecology and Environmental Design, Yale School of the Environment