Farjana Islam

As a Bengali Brooklyn native, Farjana believes in the healing power of nature for improved mental, physical, and socioemotional well-being. She started her journey at the intersection of public lands and public health as a “Your Park! Your Health!” intern, encouraging New Yorkers to explore their National Parks through biking, kayaking, camping and interpretive programs at Gateway National Recreation Area. Currently, as a Resource Assistant in the Conservation Education department at the USDA Forest Service, she is managing the Health and Nature Navigators program, a pilot program connecting the medical community to their public lands through the national park prescription movement started by Park Rx America. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and Certificate in Public Policy (Health Policy concentration), with minors in Human Rights and Asian American Studies from Hunter College, The City University of New York.

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