Grace Lower

Grace Lower


Hello! My name is Grace Lower, and I’m a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill studying Environmental Health Science in the Gillings School of Global Public Health. I am incredibly excited to be working in The COAST Lab this summer, assisting in the development of low-cost coastal water quality sensors and exploring the intersections between environmental science, oceanography, human health, and engineering!

I’m originally from Wake Forest, NC (outside of Raleigh) and grew up visiting North Carolina’s mountains and beaches each summer, instilling an appreciation for the natural world in me from a young age. I am honored and ready to contribute to real, meaningful research that serves to help local and global environments and the communities that depend on them.

Beyond academia, my passions include dance and fitness, as I have danced competitively for around 17 years, serve as president of my dance team at UNC, and teach group fitness classes through UNC Campus Recreation and private studios across NC. Additionally, I adore traveling, reading, hiking, and spending time outdoors (that one’s a given!).

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