Queen Quet Marquetta L. Goodwine is a published author, computer scientist, lecturer, mathematician, historian, columnist, preservationist, environmental justice advocate, environmentalist, film consultant, and “The Art-ivist.” She is the founder of the premiere advocacy organization for the continuation of Gullah/Geechee culture, the Gullah/Geechee Sea Island Coalition.
Queen Quet has not only provided “histo-musical presentations” throughout the world, but was also the first Gullah/Geechee person to speak on behalf of her people before the United Nations in Genevé, Switzerland. Queen Quet was one of the first of seven inductees in the Gullah/Geechee Nation Hall of Fame. She received the “Anointed Spirit Award” for her leadership and for being a visionary.
Queen Quet was vetted with the US White House as an Expert Commissioner in the Department of the Interior and served as the Chair of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor General Management Plan. She also served as a member of the “National Park Relevancy Committee” and proudly continues to work to protect the environment. Queen Quet has engaged in several White House conferences on this issue and presented for the United Nations COP 22 and COP 25 Climate Change Conferences and also spoke at the United Nations Ocean Action Summit in Korea.