Grace Fuchs is from Delaware, Ohio. She became interested in the environment at a young age by exploring outside, seeing Ohio’s myriad of water quality issues firsthand, and discussing environmental justice issues at church. Grace has previously interned with the George Voinovich School, Ohio EPA, and NOAA. She recently graduated from Ohio University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. While at OU she fell in love with Appalachia and completed her thesis work on the social and environmental impacts of fracking in Appalachian Ohio. She believes that working at the intersection of environmental and social issues is an important step to alleviating environmental injustice.
She is excited to move to WNC and explore such a beautiful area. Likewise, she is excited to work with AmeriCorps to address water quality issues specifically in WNC. In addition to water and the environment, Grace is also passionate about queer rights, dancing, and dogs.