Founder, M4EJ (Millenials for Environmental Justice)
Diamond Spratling is an impact-driven public health professional and non-profit leader motivated to eliminate health, social, and environmental disparities in Black and Brown communities. She is the founder of M4EJ (Millennials for Environmental Justice), a non-profit organization designed to bring awareness to and solutions for dismantling environmental racism. Her strong dedication to neighborhood disparities have earned her the William H. Sterner Memorial Award (2017) for demonstration of concern for and awareness of environmental issues, as well as the Elmore Manufacturing Award (2018) for proven record of concern for preserving the environment. Diamond has quickly become a pioneer in the nonprofit sector. Her nonprofit is completely run by passionate millennials and has created a community for young adults to stand up for the needs in their neighborhoods. The work she has done for her own organization as well as supporting others including Bloomberg Associates, WaterAid, Emory Global Health Organization, and BG Brown Bag have exemplified her ability to produce solutions to pressing issues both globally and across the United States.
Ms. Spratling has spent almost six years working in the environmental health field. Some of her experiences have ranged from leading a campaign to incorporate health equity into energy policy and working to support a WHO funded grant to advance urban health, to leading research studies to improve access to water and sanitation for women and girls and how our environment impacts mental health, and teaching a course on environmental policy, research, and justice. Diamond also spent two years at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) supporting an array of heart disease and stroke prevention projects.
Diamond holds an MPH and certificate in WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) from the Rollins School of Public Health of Emory University and an undergraduate degree in Environmental Policy and Analysis from Bowling Green State University.