Tracie M. Jenkins serves on the Steering Committee of Georgia Women (And Those Who Stand With Us) because she is a scientist, person of faith, wife, mother, and grandmother who believes, like those with whom she serves, that in diversity there is strength and in a strong representative democracy there is hope.
Tracie is a UGA Associate Professor Emerita of Insect Genetics and a graduate of Education for Ministry (EFM), a four-year certificate program in theological education through the University of the South (Sewanee) School of Theology. She is also an active member of St. Francis Episcopal Church in Macon, the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, and serves as President of the Board of the St. Francis Arts Center (SFAC), a 501c3 non-profit organization committed to art education for economically and socially at-risk youth and all who strive for artistic self-expression. A master gardener, Tracie cultivates plants and the good insects that help them grow. Nature may have captured Tracie’s mind and sensibilities as a child growing up in Florida, but Barry Jenkins captured her heart in the mountains of east Tennessee. They have a talented son and daughter-in-law, as well as, two interesting and bright grandchildren. Their life together continues to be an adventure. As a Steering Committee member, Tracie is particularly passionate about environmental advocacy including coordination with the Georgia Water Coalition.