Gracie applied to a handful of universities thinking she didn’t want to go to the same school her mom attended — and then went there anyway. She arrived at the University of Puget Sound very unsure of what she wanted to do, but found a major (Science, Technology, and Society) that combined all of her interests!
Gracie’s first real adventure out of the United States was all the way across the equator! New Zealand was everything she had hoped it would be and more: so many backpacking trips and so many dips in the ocean in between studies. She traveled to Australia while she was there, but she spent most of her time exploring both New Zealand islands.