2022 Cohort


Katie Genovesi is a graduate of Eckerd College where she majored in Environmental Studies and Political science. She is a passionate advocate of an intersectional approach to climate change policy, and her academic interests ranged from storytelling for effective change-making to using horticulture as a way to teach the importance of diversity, community, and food security. In the Eastman Program, Katie’s focus was on climate change communication through the lens of transformative justice in hopes to spread hope and information about a sustainable future. In her free time she loves to spend time hiking, swimming, and mingling with the other creatures on this Earth. 


Alex (she/her) is a graduate of Political Science and Environmental Studies. She was a student organizer with Eckerd's Florida PIRG Students Chapter where she spent most of her time mobilizing young people to take action on the issues they care about. Her academic interests focused on environmental justice and policy and her projects through the Eastman program worked to uplift storytelling as a tool for organizing within the Environmental Justice Movement. 


Leah Totman (she/her) is a graduate of Eckerd College who majored in Women’s & Gender Studies and International Relations & Global Affairs, with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Her academic interests ranged from Latin American politics to the intersections between capitalism and gender to graphic design. For the Eastman program, Leah focused on the use of digital media as a tool for empowerment, which allowed her to explore all of her passions in a cohesive way. Her hobbies include visiting the St. Pete Cat Cafe and listening to her partner talk about bees. 


Summer Vishnu (she/her) is a passionate graduate of Eckerd College who majored in Environmental Studies and Sociology. Her academic interests included food equity, social injustice issues, and sustainability. In her free time, she loves to spend time outdoors and works on increasing her knowledge about foraging and how to live a more low waste life. For her work in the Eastman Program, she focused on community food equity movements and issues of food access.