Victoria Young is the founder and CEO of Naturally Urban Environmental Incorporated. A sustainable construction company focused on creating sustainable clean urban planning, sustainable building development, and eco-friendly community development in the United States, with a comprehensive plan to reach beyond the borders of America.
Born in the South Side Chicago area, Victoria grew up with a sense of obligation towards making a remarkable impact on environmental improvement for her community and the rest of the United States. This prompted her decision to study Environmental Science gaining her Bachelors of Science degree from Lincoln University, Missouri.
After her Bachelor’s Degree, Victoria went on to gain her Masters of Science Degree in Environmental Science at Drexel University in Philadelphia.
While in Philadelphia, Victoria contributed to the recruitment of 75 minority scholars pursuing higher education and mentored youth in the areas of S.T.E.AM. (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
Over her academic career, Victoria's research included the Phytoremediation for EPA SUPERFUND sites, wastewater remediation with the Los Alamos National Laboratory of New Mexico, and a host of other environmental quality subject matters. Throughout her career, Victoria has traveled nationally and internationally focusing on researching sustainable innovative practices.
In 2011, Naturally Urban Environmental incorporated was conceived and became legally established in 2019, as sustainable development and environmental consulting firm. The goal behind NUE, Inc. is to Renew, Revitalize and Reshape urban communities through advocacy, workforce development, awareness, training, certifications, and energy efficiency for real estate renovations and development.
This is because she believes that sustainable construction paired with environmental science will be the key to innovative real estate development that will result in greener changes to underserved communities, the homeless populations and provide affordable sustainable development. Victoria is nationally recognized by her brand name the 'Queen of Green', as a global speaker, eco-friendly brand ambassador, and urban sustainability expert.
Through Naturally Urban Environmental Inc. Victoria is currently serving as a general contractor for the Sisters In Cinema Theater construction; A project dedicated to centering and celebrating black girls, women, and gender non-conforming media makers by providing programs to the community and industry professionals that are designed to educate, raise visibility, support, and serve our communities.
In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, Victoria optimized the products and services provided by Naturally Urban Environmental Inc. to include bulk distribution of Personal Protective Equipments to help mitigate the spread and effects of the pandemic.
By partnering with the National Institutes of Health and Environmental Health Sciences, and Opportunity Advancement Innovations, Victoria provided training and certification workshops for businesses and workers going back to work in the middle of the covid-19 pandemic.
Victoria is also working on several helpful community service initiatives through Naturally Urban Environmental Community Works, which is an arm of the parent company. These initiatives include campaigns like the Chicago Tent Drive which in partnership with Forever Hopes Agency is aimed at providing tents and other winter supplies for homeless persons around Chicago and other communities to provide basic protection from the cold and elements.
Also embarking on environmental advocacy and workforce training for minority communities to increase environmental awareness and inculcate life bettering skills for young people in these minority communities.
Victoria is also a member of the Cook County Environmental and Sustainability Committee which is instituted to work on the Cook County Industrial Compost policy and ordinance.
Victoria B. Young considers herself to be the new renaissance woman who isn’t afraid to get dirty during construction renovations or present the business to potential investors for a sustainable future. Holding tight to her faith and supported by loved ones, Victoria believes that if you can envision, plan and execute it, your goals, however big or small can be obtained by faith and action.