Senior Analyst, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds, Virginia
Areas of expertise:
Water resources management and policy, science-based decision-making, natural infrastructure, ecosystems, social sciences, stakeholder coordination
Grace is the Senior Analyst, Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds, Virginia. She works to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with diverse local, regional and national partners to collectively advocate for comprehensive, research-based and equitable planning and policies to reduce flood risk in Virginia. Grace is committed to bringing together sound science and effective communications to develop and implement locally-supported solutions that address historical inequities and build resilience for communities and ecosystems in the face of climate change.
- Grace previously served as the Program Coordinator for the Climate Resilient Coasts and Watersheds team, working with our Restore the Mississippi River Delta coalition’s science and federal policy teams on natural infrastructure, adaptive management, coastal legislation, and behavioral science initiatives.
- Education: B.S. in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences, with concentration in Water Resource Policy and Management and a minor in Law and Society.
- Honors Thesis: “Landowner Perceptions of Water Quality in the Owasco Lake Watershed”.
- Lambert, C.E., Holley, J.R., McComas, K.A., Snider, N.P., & Tucker, G.K. (2021). A qualitative study of place attachment, risk perception, and coastal land loss in southern Louisiana. Sustainability, 13(11), 6269. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13116269
- Armstrong, A., Stedman, R., and G. Tucker (2019). Beyond “us and them”: why do landowners disagree about local water pollution? Society & Natural Resources. DOI: 10.1080/08941920.2019.1620390.