Internship Program Is Building Sustainable Connections in Atlanta Region
Meet the 2016 – 2017 SCIP Interns:
Joy Harris is a MBA student at Georgia Tech. She is also a current faculty member and Director of the Engineering for Social Innovation Center. She is working with the Cherokee County Office of Economic Development on an inventory of sustainability initiatives within the county and will be developing a sustainability strategic plan.
Bennet Ritvo is studying for a BS in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Tech. In addition to her engineering knowledge, Bennett brings marketing and finance skills to the job, with a degree from Emory in Business Administration and a first career in finance. She is working with the City of Duluth on their Green Infrastructure and Low Impact Development Plan.
Daiyon Kpou is a student in Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health, studying environmental science and human health. She is helping the City of East Point launch an Adopt-A-Stream Program and will be monitoring stream health and educating the next generation about the importance of clean water.
Maggie Kelley & Sid Kande Veera: Maggie is a BS/MS Public Policy student and Gates Millennium Scholar at Georgia Tech, and Sid is MBA student with experience in engineering design at Emory. Together they will assist the City of Brookhaven with navigating the Bike Friendly Community, Walk Friendly Community and Green Communities certification processes. They will also help with the implementation of the city’s newly announced Peachtree Creek Greenway.