Grace Sipp

Grace Sipp

2019 DukeEngage Intern

Name: Grace Sipp

School: Duke University

Hometown: New York City

What brought you to Crag?: Through DukeEngage, a Duke summer program centered around civic engagement, I was paired with Crag as a community partner. I have always been passionate about sustainability and preserving and protecting our natural resources but have recently become interested in the possibility of working on the legal side of the environmental justice movement. After reading about Crag’s mission and work, providing legal aid to the environment, it seemed like the perfect place to put that interest into practice!

What are your environmental/ legal interests?: Renewable energy, sustainable infrastructure, public lands conservation, and sustainable agriculture/ food production

What will your work focus on while at Crag?: Community outreach

Favorite place to recreate or be in nature: Sailing on the Neuse River in North Carolina

Favorite books: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and The Goldfinch by Donna Tart

Favorite quote: “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” – George Bernard Shaw