Atiya Wells is a pediatric nurse and nature educator in Baltimore City. Her love for nature began after college, during a spontaneous hike with her husband in Western Maryland.
As a pediatric nurse caring for children unable to go outside, she was determined to ensure her children spent time outdoors as much as possible. She has since dedicated her free time to fostering nature connection in urban environments and creating equitable access to nature.
She is the founder of Backyard Basecamp, an organization geared toward connecting Baltimore’s residents to wildlife in the city. Atiya also serves as the Executive Director of BLISS Meadows, an innovative social justice project which creates equitable access to green space in her community, and preserves 10 acres of land in order to connect Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), to African-American agricultural history and culture.