Grace Pugh
  • Grace Charabati

    Administrative Assistant
  • Staff

Grace joined the NAAEE team as an Administrative Assistant in September 2021. She was raised in western Massachusetts where she developed a deep appreciation and love for the surrounding environment. Grace began her journey in Washington, DC by attending American University, where she earned both her BA and MPA in 5 years. During her undergraduate time, Grace studied Environmental Studies and Public Health. Grace's master's program was in Public Administration, where she concentrated in Nonprofit Management. Grace often focused on university waste management in her spare time, acting as the Co-President of the school's Zero Waste Club, and also working in the Zero Waste Office at American University.

When COVID hit her hometown, Grace ran a virtual farmers market with Roots Rising where she managed an entire e-commerce platform to ensure food security and farmer stability during the pandemic. She has also worked as an educator for youth development programming and as a market manager of many in-person farmers' markets. Grace is passionate about advancing sustainable food systems and fostering accessible environmental education spaces. In her free time, Grace likes to garden, cook, and explore her local farmers' markets.