Grace Moorhead grew up in Rhode Island and her summers eating fresh seafood and swimming in the ocean inspired her to pursue conservation and sustainability academically and professionally.
Grace graduated from Smith College (’23) with a B.A. in Environmental Science and Policy, and Spanish. At Smith, she was a four-year varsity athlete and senior co-captain for the Smith College Field Hockey team, a member of the Sports Committee on Inclusion and Diversity, and contributed to various components of Smith’s Center for the Environment, Ecological Design, and Sustainability (CEEDS).
Before the RAY fellowship, she worked to advance sustainable tourism and environmental responsibility in the travel industry, was an undergraduate research assistant investigating environmental sustainability in the corporate sector, and worked to propose a framework for Smith’s carbon offset purchases. As an avid environmentalist, Grace is excited to contribute to Oceana’s international conservation campaigns.
Grace is dedicated to inclusion and diversity and believes that underrepresented voices are essential in decision-making, ensuring that those most affected by environmental, economic, and social instability are beneficiaries of future conservation policies.
Some fun facts about Grace are that she has been skydiving twice, has swam with whale sharks in the open ocean, and has snorkeled in 32° water between the North American and Eurasian tectonic plates! One of her favorite memories was with the Smith College Field Hockey team in The Netherlands where they played against the Ukrainian national team. Despite the language barrier both teams felt connected through the love of the sport.