Youth Advisory Board Member
Grace first learned about Plan when a member of the organization visited her school. After that visit, she attended the YUGA Leadership Summit and become involved with Plan’s Because I am a Girl campaign.
Grace is a firm believer in including youth voices in decision-making processes, an important aspect of Plan’s work that led her to apply to the Youth Advisory Board in 2014. She also co-founded a group that focuses on gender equality called Real Girls Matter at her school, and later worked with Trinity Repertory Theatre to organize a youth-led panel discussion following a performance of the play “The Heidi Chronicles.”
In the summer of 2015, Grace travelled to Meru, Kenya and worked with Student Shoulder to Shoulder and International Peace Initiatives to create sustainable solutions to improve the education and health of women and children. Drawing on her past experience in advocacy work, Grace has enjoyed working with incredible young people who have ideas, creativity, power, and responsibility to make the world safer, healthier, and more equitable.
Grace is a Rhode Island native and is currently studying human rights and dance at Columbia University.