Grace McGuigan, Research and Education Program Intern

Grace McGuigan is the Research and Education Program Intern at the Environmental Solutions Initiative. Currently, her work is focused on developing sustainability education resources at MIT and working on the Drones/UAVs for Equitable Climate Change Adaptation (DECCA) project. Grace is a junior at Northeastern University, with a major in Environmental Studies and minors in Sociology and Cultural Anthropology. She is especially interested in environmental and ecological justice.

Outside of ESI, Grace is on the Executive Board of Sunrise Northeastern, a hub of the Sunrise Movement. She is responsible for the hub’s participation in local and national campaigns, opportunities, events, and partnerships. She is also a mentor at Northeastern’s chapter of Strong Women, Strong Girls, which creates positive mentoring relationships between college women and pre-adolescent girls in Boston’s underserved communities. Prior to ESI, Grace was a research assistant for the Global Center for Climate Justice, a Boston-based nonprofit that brings organizers and scholars together to address climate justice issues around the country.

When she’s not working, Grace spends her free time outside. She plays club soccer and loves skateboarding with friends. Her summers are filled with hiking, visiting family in Maine, and making the best campfires around. Grace can also be frequently found spending time with loved ones in her hometown of Brooklyn, NY.