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Sustainable Spelman Interns

Joy Rutledge

Joy Rutledge, C’2025, a computer science major and food studies minor from Atlanta, GA, is committed to bringing about social change through sustainability. With a computer science background, she aims to leverage technology to promote sustainability as it relates to having on-demand access to fresh produce within urban communities and developing sustainable solutions pertaining to the energy, agriculture and water security nexus. As a Sustainable Spelman intern, her goal is to bring awareness and innovation to Spelman’s campus through education and outreach.

Olivia Nature, C'2025

Olivia Robinson, C’2025, an environmental studies major and economics minor from Louisville, KY, is passionate about the environment and is interested in solving environmental problems from an economic perspective. She is interested in renewable energy, sustainable fashion, public transportation, and corporate social responsibility. Through her research and volunteer work she has learned solutions as well as an awareness of problems she plans to help solve while serving as an intern. She hopes to make a difference on campus and in the Spelman community.

Destinee Whitaker c2023

Destinee Whitaker, C’2023, an environmental science major from Philadelphia, PA, has a passion for the environment and combating environmental injustices. Her goal is to combine her knowledge and love for the environment and her passion for assisting others to help the world achieve the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While serving as a Sustainable Spelman Intern, she hopes to work towards her goal by starting within the Spelman community.

Zanyah Williams, C'2025
Zanyah Williams, C’2025, an environmental science and sociology double major from Burlington, NC, is a devoted advocate for environmental justice and is passionate about serving marginalized communities affected by environmental issues. Through the Spelman College RISE Program, she conducted research on disproportionate heat exposure in Atlanta, Georgia and will continue to enlarge her study to better address surrounding environmental injustices. As a Sustainable Spelman Intern, she will develop the skills required to protect our environment and serve the Spelman College community.