Gracie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where she developed a love for the environment. She began working with children as a counselor at Alameda Day Camp where she worked for two summers before becoming an AmeriCorps Summer Educator at Urban Roots teaching farm in Reno. This past summer she returned to Alameda Day Camp to direct the camp using what she learned while working at Urban Roots and Sierra Nevada Journeys. Gracie attended the University of Nevada Reno where she received a B.S. in Environmental Science. She was also a member of The Wildlife Society throughout her four years at the university, and held the role as president for the last year and a half.
Gracie discovered that she could combine her love for the environment and working with children when she became a field intern at Sierra Nevada Journeys in Fall 2015. She is beyond excited to take on her new role as part-time educator at Sierra Nevada Journeys.
Gracie has a pet gecko named Darwin who she comes home to everyday. When she isn't teaching, she enjoys camping, hiking, and watching all kinds of movies.