Project Support Coordinator
Grace Koch has been an environmental and human health advocate her whole life. Her passion for environmental issues began while growing up on a small horse farm in rural Wisconsin. Grace’s interest in human health and the environment led her to pursue a bachelors degree in biology, with a minor in environmental studies, from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse. At UWL, Grace was able to gain experience working with environmental and health related issues. She worked on projects including speaking at a local climate change education event and working as the community outreach liaison for the removal of toxic rubber chips from children’s playgrounds in La Crosse, Wi. Grace received the student excellence award for her dedication to the environmental studies program.
Grace joined HHRA as a recent college graduate looking to gain experience with environmental related public health issues. She wants to work towards making science accessible for everyone. Grace is excited to explore the connections between herbicide use and human health while working with HHRA. As the project support coordinator, Grace assists both in clinical research coordination for the Wisconsin chapter of The Heartland Study, and in communication, outreach and education efforts for HHRA overall.