Born in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and holding Zambian nationality, Inonge is a proud first-generation college graduate, graduating from Macalester College with a bachelor's in Environmental Studies, and a concentration in International Environment and Development, as well as a Political Science minor.
While at Macalester Inonge enjoyed creating programs focused on art, social justice, and environmental advocacy. Working as a program assistant at the college's Department of Multicultural Life, Inonge was able to connect and collaborate with artists and activists who used art to share stories, increase awareness of national and global issues and advocate for BIPOC and LGBTQ+ rights and liberation.
Inonge is a proud alumnus of the Minnesota Capitol Pathways program where she found her passion for environmental policy and energy justice. She had the opportunity to intern at non-profit energy-related organizations where she deepened her passion for utilizing and improving education, advocacy, and collaboration to eradicate environmental injustice and aid in the just transition to a clean, equitable future. In her senior year, she was actively involved in the planning team of a network of neighborhoods and community organizations dedicated to energy education for their residents. Through this work, she developed a strong interest in equitable energy transitions which led her to the International Living Future Institute.
In her free time, Inonge loves to dance and do art and hopes she can be a great plant parent.