Dr. Viniece Jennings is a purpose-driven scholar, educator and environmental professional. Her research often explores urban green spaces and health in the context of ecosystem services, environmental justice and social cohesion. She led research on green space, health disparities and social determinants of health across the U.S. which was recognized as top research for practice by the National Recreation and Parks Association. Her research has been published in journals such as Nature Communications, Environmental Justice, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Her expertise is featured in outlets such as Atlanta Magazine, Live Happy Magazine, Georgia Public Broadcasting and Shondaland Digital Media. She serves as an Assistant Professor at Agnes Scott College and has over a decade of experience with the federal government where she previously served as a research scientist. She earned her bachelor’s degree in environmental science from Delaware State University and a doctorate in environmental science with a focus in policy/management from Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University (FAMU).