Received a B.S. in Environmental Soil and Water Sciences and an M.S. in Hydrology and GIS from WVU. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography. Grace grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, on Lake Erie. Grace's entire life has revolved around water from a young age, spending most of her time outside, hiking, rowing on a river or lake, or running. In undergraduate, Grace competed on the WVU Women’s Varsity Rowing team. Grace’s research focuses on vulnerability and resilience and incorporating participatory GIS to enable communities to participate in the decision-making process around food access, water security, and climate change adaptation.