Raafe Purnsley

Community Outreach Coordinator, Durham Co-op Market

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As Durham Co-op Market’s Community Outreach Coordinator , Raafe-Ahmaad Purnsley is excited to promote the collective visions of food access, sustainability, equity, and diversity that guide the growth and impact of the co-op. A North Carolina native with Durham roots, Raafe attended local Elon University where he received a B.S. in Environmental and Ecological Science. With a background as a science and nature educator and a long history of volunteering for Triangle LGBTQ organizations, Raafe is committed to aiding, uplifting, and amplifying the voices, people, and work of the communities that make Durham the special city it is today.