[Partnerships Program Associate]
Dominique is a Partnerships Program Associate at Alternate ROOTS. She is also a certified horticulturist and has been actively working in the Metropolitan Atlanta area for the past three years. Dominque has lived in Georgia since 2008, where she developed her interest in urban agriculture and conservation.
Growing up in Miami, Dominque was able to experience many different cultures and was able to observe each culture’s interactions with the land and conservation efforts. This initiated her interest in aiding to reverse climate change and observing the effects from both an environmental and social viewpoint. She received her A.A.S. in Environmental Horticulture and certifications in Sustainable Agriculture, Garden Technology, and Turf-grass Maintenance. She went on to earn her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Unity College. She plans to move into a Master’s Program in Environmental Studies. Dominque specializes in urban environmentalism and conservation and how BIPOC and the African diaspora are affected by food disparity issues.
With previous experience working for the University of Georgia Extension Services, and the Clayton County Library System as an Assistant Manager, Dominque brings a drive to strengthen the community from its roots to help all displaced artists and environmentalists feel like they have a safety net, support, and a place as environmentalists. In her spare time, she likes to play Dungeon and Dragons, listen to music, and read comic books.