Program Manager (Wilder Foundation) / Principal (Rūted Solutions), Wilder Foundation / Rūted Solutions
Miah Ulysse (mee-yah you-liss-ee) is a fierce justice advocate and community connector with roots in Minnesota and Haiti. She is passionate about creating more just systems through policy, food, farming, land access, and natural spaces. Miah has impacted the Twin Cities community through her work on policy/advocacy, program development, network building, and communications at organizations such as Loaves & Fishes, Wirth Cooperative Grocery, Appetite for Change, 40 Acre Co-op, and Wilder Foundation. She has advanced local, state, and federal food policy efforts - including the establishment of the Urban Agriculture Grant Program, one of the first urban agriculture-specific state-funded grant programs in the country. Miah currently facilitates the Community Equity Program, a 9 month leadership program based out of Wilder Foundation specifically designed for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) community leaders to learn the Minnesota legislative policy making process, build community with one another, and re-imagine new systems and ways of being that decentralize systems of white supremacy. Miah is also the Principal of Rūted Solutions, a consulting firm that offers facilitation, program development, and strategic planning services to clients who would like a fresh approach to their work. A seasoned self-taught chef, budding herbalist, and outdoors fanatic, Miah enjoys getting her hands dirty in the garden and unplugging by spending time with nature.