Student of the Month Jan/Feb 2021

Grace Donovan
Grace Donovan
February 25, 2021

During the semester the Department would like to recgonize students for their excellence and commitment to making our Department and GW a better community.

Congratulations to our student of the month Grace Donovan!

Grace Donovan is an undergraduate student majoring in Geography and Environmental Studies with a double minor in GIS and Sustainability. During her time at GW, she has had experiences working with the United States Holocaust Museum Memorial as a GIS intern, USAID’s GeoCenter as a virtual summer intern, HIP Consult as a GIS intern, and the Academic Commons as a peer tutor. Donovan was part of a pilot project from USAID’s YouthMappers program called the YouthMappers Validation Hub. She worked with a group of GW students to validate open source mapping data from various YouthMappers projects. She also served as President, Training Coordinator, and Outreach Coordinator for the Humanitarian Mapping Society at GW, where she helped organize bi-weekly Mapathon events. As a junior, she was chosen to be a part of the UN360 cohort where she met with professionals that are working to meet the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. For her culminating experience for the sustainability minor, Donovan is working with a group of fellow undergraduate students to research food waste recovery practices in the United States. She would like to thank all of the professors in the Geography department for their support over the years.