Mrs. Ezeilo’s quest is to preserve the environment and ensure that it remains intact for future generations to enjoy. As part of her work with the New Jersey State Agriculture and Development Committee she negotiated development rights with farmers through the State’s Farmland Preservation Program.
As a project manager for the Trust for Public Land New Jersey, Mrs. Ezeilo acquired land for preservation through its New York/New Jersey Highlands Program, Parks for People-Newark, and the New York/New Jersey Harbor Program. As project manager and acting program director for TPL Georgia, she was instrumental in the acquisition and due diligence phases of the Atlanta Beltline Project and the 20 County Regional Greenspace Initiative.
Mrs. Ezeilo understands the disconnect between the land that is being preserved and the education of people about that preservation — particularly as it relates to the next generation. This disconnect was the impetus for the Greening Youth Foundation. As the founder and executive director, she works tirelessly to ensure that all elementary aged students throughout Georgia have an opportunity to participate in the Foundation’s environmental education program.
Angelou has a bachelor's degree from Spelman College and a law degree from the University of Florida.