Avery Harmon is a Connecticut native that moved to Baltimore to attend Loyola University. There, he began to explore Baltimore’s grassroots activism scene, which introduced him to the significance of community-centric public policy and economic development models. Prior to joining the RTC team in 2017 as the community outreach coordinator for the Baltimore Greenway Trails Network, Avery worked closely with Baltimore residents as a Teaching Fellow at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys and then as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Community Engagement Center. Through these experiences, Avery became fascinated with the intimate relationship between the built environment and quality of life outcomes for predominantly African-American communities. In his spare time, Avery enjoys riding his bike, learning about Baltimore and reading.