b'PROFILESCreating Awareness on Travel Sustainabillity& Giving Back to CommunitiesJessica WoodallA world traveler, adventure junkie, foodie, and lover of anything handmade, Jessica Woodall is using her platform as Mrs. Georgia Earth to showcase the importance of travel sustainability and giving back to local communities.Growing up in McDonough, Georgia, Woodall made her way to South Georgia to attend CONTRIBUTEDValdosta State University, earning a degree in business and marketing.Woodall and her husband, Gadson, are owners of Mr. Fixit Smartphone Repair, which specializes in cellphone and computer repairs. Supporting eco-friendly initiatives, Mr. Fixit encourages people to donate used cellphones that are then refurbished and given to active duty military personnel and veterans. While helping to get the family business off the ground, Woodall also worked as a flight attendant for Delta and embraced the companys commitment to sustainability.I was inspired with Deltas slogan, We believe in making the world a smaller place, she says. Travel sustainability goes along with supporting small businesses. When you travel responsibly, you buy from the locals, who are the people that are making the greatest impact in their communities.Since being crowned Mrs. Georgia Earth in June 2021, Woodall has combined her passion for the environment and business acumen to develop the S.A.L.E. (Sustainable Authentic Local Experiences) initiative. I want people to travel globally and think locally, says Woodall, the mother of Cain, a two-year-old. My goal is to advocate and educate people on how to travel responsibly, not justMrs. Georgia Earth: Jessica Woodall is spreading the message about the importance of travel sustainability and giving back to communities.34 SG MAGAZINE| WINTER 2022 BUSINESS + CULTURE35'