Grace is a Junior Mechanical Engineering major at the University of Maryland-College Park, with a minor in Sustainability Studies. She’s passionate about addressing the issue of climate change and reducing the negative effects on both people and the environment.
Her professional interests involve renewable energy systems, business, green building, and creating sustainable solutions within the field of engineering. She recently became a certified LEED Green Associate through the U.S. Green Building Council, which is a professional credential affirming my understanding of the green building principles and practices regarding the green building rating system, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, also known as LEED.
Currently, she works as a Clark Leader through the A. James Clark School of Engineering where she mentors a group of undergraduate engineering students to help them transition. She facilitates group discussions about essential topics, such as inclusion, diversity, leadership, and mental health to engage students and help create a more united engineering community. In the future, Grace hopes to work in the field of energy to develop renewable energy technology that is eco-friendly and energy-efficient to help create a more sustainable future and improve the quality of living for everyone. She is also considering graduate school in Energy Systems Engineering.
Learn more and connect with Grace Hopkins at her LinkedIn page.