Originally from Chicago, Grace discovered her love for outdoor education in Southern California while earning her Bachelors degree in Film as and Spanish, as well as a minor in Psychology, at the University of Redlands. Grace was first introduced to NOLS when she took her Southwest Outdoor Educator course in January 2016. After a brief amount of time living in Barcelona, she made the leap and moved to Lander to join the NOLS team in April 2016. Since realizing winning Oscars in Hollywood wasn't in her future, Grace has been passionate about outdoor education. Interacting and spreading her excitement about NOLS with potential and current parents and students is her favorite part of working in NOLS Expeditions. While she's not exploring her amazing backyard of the wild west, she can be found exploring new indie movies, cheering on her beloved Chicago sports teams, and coaching high schoolers at Lander Swim Club!