Land Use in Renewable Energy Planning (PhD ’18)
Inspired by the possibility of ecologically-bounded growth, Grace is interested in water and land use impacts of energy technologies; water management that sustains agriculture, energy production, and biodiversity; and the role of policy analysis in decision-making. She is currently merging life cycle assessment, GIS, and optimization methods to anticipate non-GHG environmental impacts of electricity generation. Recently, she worked with the CPUC on California’s water-energy nexus, and the ICCT on diesel black carbon. She loves to run, cycle, and swim. Grace holds an M.S. from ERG, an M.Phil. in Bioinformatics (University of Cambridge), and B.A.s in Biology and History (Pomona College).