Grace Gustafso is originally from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She graduated from The University of Massachusetts Amherst with a B.A. in Communication and a minor in Education. While at UMass, Grace spent time directing an a cappella group, engaging in student run organizations seeking to raise awareness and create change allowing for a more just and egalitarian campus community, and also worked closely with students, faculty, and staff in the Department of Communication as a Peer Advisor.
Grace was drawn to Mount Holyoke’s M.A.T. program because of its commitment to social justice. As a Communication major, Grace worked closely with issues related to social justice, representation, and media, which she found integrated well into her education studies, and the issues students face in the classroom, school systems, and field of education at large. She is excited to learn and experiment with ways in which to create safe, conducive, and egalitarian spaces for each and every student regardless of race, class, gender, sexuality, socioeconomic background, or ability. She hopes that in becoming an educator, she will fulfill her love of working with children and her commitment to current and future generations of creating a more just and opportune world.
In her spare time, Grace thoroughly enjoys singing and reading.