Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud

Participant: 2022 U.S. Grassroots Accelerator

Using law, science-based advocacy, and education to protect wetlands, water quality, water infrastructure, and support equitable flood resiliency.




Affiliations & Roles

Executive Director of Bayou City Waterkeeper

Ayanna Jolivet Mccloud is Executive Director of Bayou City Waterkeeper where she supports community efforts in wetland protection, water quality, and watershed resiliency which center on equity and nature-based solutions. Prior to this, Ayanna was Director of Education and Public Programs at Houston Botanic Garden launching the organization’s first-ever education offerings, emphasizing biodiversity and ethnobotany. She has worked at environmental and cultural institutions for over twenty years. A native Houstonian, she develops frameworks for new ways of imagining and advocating for water, ecology, justice, and people in greater Houston.