Katy Miles (she/her)
4th Year Marketing Major
How did I get involved with IMPACT?
At the beginning of my freshman year, a close friend and mentor encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone and sign up for an IMPACT trip. That spring, I went on the youth empowerment trip to Orlando, and it was without a doubt the highlight of my year! Since then, I have continued my involvement with IMPACT because there is truly nothing like experiencing a week of learning and growth through service with some of the most kind and passionate people at UGA.
Why am I interested in Environmental Justice?
If you were to ask me about environmental justice a few years ago, I would have thought mostly about topics related to conservation, waste reduction, climate change, etc. While each of these are important facets of environmental justice, I have learned that there are so many human rights issues related to the environment that so few people ever talk about! Learning about and exposing injustices such as environmental racism, or the disproportionate impact of environmental hazards on people of color, is what I hope to do this year as a site leader for the NOLA trip.
My family was once on an episode of Family Feud.