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Sustainable Spelman Interns

Alexis Brooks

Alexis Brooks, C’2022, a sociology major and environmental science minor, is an advocate for intersectional social justice with a focus on marginalized groups most impacted by environmental injustice. Her involvement in grassroots climate justice organizing has led her to the Sustainable Spelman internship in which she looks forward to serving and educating the Spelman College community.

Raquille Love

Raquille “Rocki” Love, C’2022, a comparative women’s studies major, with a concentration in sociological-anthropological scholar activism, is a native of Long Island, NY, who believes in the importance of education and organization towards a sustainable future. As a trained womanist and sociologist, her goal is to use her knowledge and expertise to highlight disproportionate systems that have historically impacted minority groups. This goal has fostered her to amplify her involvement as a Spelman Sustainable intern, focusing specifically within the areas of gender equality, sustainable fashion, food justice and corporate social responsibility.

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.

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.