Global Community Coordinator, Student Energy
Grace Young is a young settler-Canadian woman from the Mi’kmaq’s traditional unceded territory, in Mi’kma’ki (what is currently called Halifax, Nova Scotia.) She is Student Energy’s Global Community Coordinator, supporting our youth network and developing the programs ecosystem’s new projects. Grace is completing her MA in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Western University and sits on the Youth Advisory Board for REES Community, a digital, anonymous self-reporting platform for survivors of sexual violence across Canadian university campuses.
Inspired by the women and land-defenders leading the climate and energy justice movement, Grace recognized her passions lie at the intersection of feminism, youth activism, and climate action. Student Energy’s focus on energy justice and interdisciplinary, youth-led energy solutions empowered Grace to apply her work experience to her graduate research. Her work aims to identify unique challenges facing young women entering Canadian renewable energy space and the youth climate movement more broadly. Grace is passionate about accelerating opportunities for youth to mobilize towards a sustainable energy future through peer education, coalition building, and knowledge sharing.
Grace spends most of her free time cooking, swimming, doing yoga, taking photos and hiking. When she isn’t at work or school, you can probably find her grocery shopping at the local market – her favourite place aside from the coast (obviously).
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