Episode 13: Grace Anderson – Promoting Diversity in the Outdoors

Published: 10.15.2016

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Grace Anderson is the Inspiring Connections Representative with the Sierra Club. Grace currently coordinates the 52 group nationwide volunteer-led program that connects marginalized communities to the outdoors, especially youth.  She has worked as a council member for the Appalachian Trail Conservancy and has worked to promote diversity in the outdoors through NOLS, the National Outdoor Leadership School. Grace was also recently named as one of America’s “30 Under 30” outdoor movers and shakers by the Outdoor Industry Association.


On this episode, we learn the story of how Grace fell in love with the outdoors, how she is making the outdoor community a more comfortable place for people of color, and the impact that the outdoors has on the youth in our community.