Brionté is a recent graduate of the B.S. in Public Policy program at Georgia State University, and concentrated in Public Management and Governance with a minor in Spanish. During her studies, a focus on environmental sustainability policy led to a variety of positions dealing with issues such as financial dignity, energy efficiency and green building, diversity and equity in the environmental movement, public transit, and alternative energy. Brionté currently works for the Sierra Club, Georgia Chapter. For EPOC, she coordinates the chapter leadership team, ensures compliance with legal and financial policies, participates on the EPOC National Leadership Team calls, and liaisons with CDE staff.
In the 5th grade, Charles, 17, was troubled by noticing litter around his school's campus. He started a student club that would help lead campus beautification projects. After three years of founding and leading such projects, Charles was off to high school but wanted to show even more young people how they could create similar campaigns. Therein lays Charles's impetus for creating an organization that supports 2,000 young environmental changemakers across the globe: Greening Forward. Greening Forward youth partners come from all over the world and find Greening Forward’s +110 curriculum resources, grant programs, skill-building tools, and mentorship opportunities helpful in their youth-driven campaigns to effect environmental change at the local and global level. Charles brings a youthful perspective to EPOC's work, but also a non-profit administrative outlook, and helps coordinate social activities as Social Chairman.