About Nya Osifeso

Nyasha (Nya) Osifeso

Manager, Federal Affairs


Areas of expertise:

Agriculture policy and water policy


Nya joined EDF as Manager, Federal Affairs in May 2023. She engages lawmakers on Capitol Hill and federal agencies on agriculture policy, as well as other issues related to water policy.


Passionate about shaping agriculture policy and promoting environmental justice, Nya previously served as a Communications & Legislative Affairs Associate at the Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), where she actively informed legislative constituencies about FFAR's work and process and engaged stakeholders.

Prior to joining FFAR, Nya served as the director of legislative affairs & diversity, and communications coordinator at Old Dominion University. As director of legislative affairs & diversity, she advocated for state legislation relevant to students, spearheaded student lobbying initiatives and implemented DEI training across the university and student organizations. She also founded a legal clinic at the university that provides free legal resources for students. As a communications coordinator, she managed the University’s social media pages and created strategic communication plans for the Office of the University Vice President.

Nya earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Old Dominion University. Outside of work, Nya is an art buff, she enjoys visiting art galleries in her spare time. She currently speaks four languages fluently with the goal of learning more. 


Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Old Dominion University