Destiney joined the PowerUp family in July 2022. She is a Texas native who arrived in the Winston-Salem community in 2015. She is a graduate of Salem College, receiving a B.A in Environmental Studies with a concentration in policy and advocacy. She is fascinated by the complexity of human and environmental interactions, which led her to be involved with PowerUp, supporting local community campaigns focused on an equitable and livable North Carolina. She works to combat the inequities of social and ecological degradation. Destiney focused her research on sustainability, conservation, and, most important to her, environmental justice. She loves facilitating pieces of training and retreats focusing on team building, nature, and art. Along with her love for organizing, she enjoys gardening, bike riding, hiking, anything outdoors, and spending quality time with her husband and dog.