Grace’s journey with Plant With Purpose began in 2010 when she heard a presentation in her high school youth group about Plant With Purpose’s work in holistic development. Several years later after she had graduated from Gordon College with a Bachelors in Economics and a minor in Outdoor Education, she joined Plant with Purpose as a programs intern in 2015.
Following her internship she moved to Ecuador where she worked with locals on several small business endeavours including bee keeping. Additionally, Grace led backpacking excursions in the Andes mountains with local young people.
After five years in the field, she rejoins the team as the Program Operations specialist, providing full support to the international programs team to achieve the smooth implementation of program activities and the successful achievement, tracking, and reporting of program deliverables. She is excited about Plant With Purpose’s sustainable, holistic and faith-based approach and is deeply committed to issues of economic empowerment.
Grace enjoys being surrounded by creation. She hikes, climbs and swims with as often as she can.