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Chanceé Lundy Russell is a small business owner, author, wife, mother, friend, COOKIE ADDICT and Outkast fan still waiting on the reunion. She believes that life presents us all with a unique set of challenges, but it is our response to those challenges that shape our destiny. This Selma, Alabama native is a community conscious engineer who co-founded Nspiregreen LLC an urban planning and engineering firm in Washington, DC. Through this firm her work focuses on engaging the public in projects that impact them, developing transportation plans and preventing and reducing environmental inequities in marginalized communities.
Chanceé was a first-generation college student that saw education as the key to transform her circumstances. She received her Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. Mrs. Lundy is a global citizen and has lead and participated in trainings on social justice issues and engineering achievement in: Accra Ghana; Mali, West Africa; Nairobi, Kenya; and Bosnia Herzegovina. In addition, she participated in the International Scholar Laureate Program’s Delegation on Engineering to China. She is a past National Chair of Black Youth Vote, past National Chair and Lifetime Member of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She was in the inaugural class of Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholars.
She has been recognized by US Black Engineer as one of the Top 100 Most Important Blacks in Technology and selected by Ebony Magazine as one of the 30 Leaders of the Future. Further, she believes it is her life’s mission to serve others and champions issues and opportunities to empower women and small businesses. She is currently a Mayoral appointee to the Chesapeake Bay Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee and advisory board member to the NSBE Environmental Engineering Special Interest Group as well as T.R.E.E. (Together Restoring Economic Empowerment) an organization committed environmental and economic justice. She is on the School of Business Advisory Board for Columbia Southern University and she is the founder of a new organization, Destination Liberation, which is dedicated to exposing, educating, and empowering young women in Selma through international travel.
She is an author and has published two anthologies. It’s Just High School: Inspiring Reflections of the Beauty, Pain and Pressure of High School and EmpowerMoments for the Everyday Woman: A 31 Day Devotional to Empower Your Womanhood. Chanceé resides in Washington, DC with her husband Dwight R. Russell and her rambunctious son Amari K. Russell.