Grace Fuchs is from Delaware, Ohio and relocated to WNC last year to serve with ACPC. She became interested in the environment at a young age by exploring outside and seeing Ohio’s myriad of water quality issues firsthand. She graduated from Ohio University in 2019 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. Grace has previously interned with the Ohio EPA and NOAA.  While in college she fell in love with Appalachia and completed her thesis work on the social and environmental impacts of fracking in Appalachian Ohio. She aims to work at the intersection of environmental and social issues in order to address environmental injustice.
She is excited to continue serving with ACPC for a second term, and expand on her work addressing water quality issues specifically in WNC. In addition to water and the environment, Grace is also passionate about queer justice, dancing, hiking, kayaking, and dogs.