WEA Women in Action
La’Veesha A. Rollins
Designing sustainable energy solutions and fighting for environmental justice in rural Virginia.
Providence Forge, Virginia
Affiliations & Roles
Founding Member, C5- Concerned Citizens of Charles City County
La'Veesha hails from Charles City County, Virginia where she spent her entire childhood and stayed until her junior year of college. After returning to the Charles City County area with her family, La’Veesha received alarming information regarding pollutants that were being released into her community from nearby power plants. She began researching these pollutants and discovered the damaging effects they would have on her community. This compelled La'Veesha and others to organize C5 - Concerned Citizens of Charles City County, to prevent harm and ensure her community is protected and not overlooked.
La’Veesha’s goals with the C5 are to develop a program that will research existing energy generations, provide water and air quality testing, and look to provide other forms of energy development in her region. She intends to provide training to people within the community to maintain these research systems. La’Veesha hopes this will provide a base model for energy generation and sustainable jobs for community members.
LaVeesha attended Virginia Commonwealth University where she majored in Interior Design within VCU's School of the Arts. She later attended Hampton University where she achieved a Master of Architecture and is currently pursuing licensure in the state of Virginia. It was during a study abroad program in Italy while attending Hampton University where La’Veesha learned how to integrate the environment into design. Outside of her work with C5 La’Veesha plans to start a Design/Build firm that will develop, design, and construct buildings that incorporate passive design strategies. She is a wife and a mother of two children, who are her greatest accomplishments in life.