Global Programs Assistant, Student Energy
Grace Young is Student Energy’s Global Programs Assistant. Co-founding Western’s Student Energy Chapter, participating in the Leaders Fellowship, and attending the 2019 International Student Energy Summit has given Grace first-hand experience with Student Energy’s Programming. Grace recently completed a degree in Gender Studies and Political Science while discovering her interest in the social impacts of the energy transition. Partaking in Student Energy programs inspired Grace to combine her two biggest passions: intersectional feminism and equitable, sustainable action.
Returning to Western in the fall, Grace will be pursuing a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies, and Feminist Research with a specific research focus on women’s empowerment within the energy sector and renewable energy access for clean cooking purposes. Grace is a politics nerd and is keen to talk Canadian or American politics with anyone willing to listen. She has worked on federal political campaigns, for an urban farm, and was avidly involved in orientation programming in university. She has volunteered with various Women’s organizations working to disrupt violence in the community through resource sharing and advocating for comprehensive sexual education. Grace currently sits on the Student Advisory Board for REES (Respect, Educate, Empower, Survivors), an online platform providing survivors with a safe and secure space to record information about their experience.
This summer, she is taking an online certificate in Indigenous Histories through the University of Alberta and hoping to begin her yoga teacher training. Calling Halifax home, Grace is a huge foodie and avid spokesperson for the east coast. When she isn’t by the water, she can be found cooking, doing yoga or hiking, if she isn’t binging food/historical documentaries.
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