Grace Brahler was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. She first moved to the Piedmont region of North Carolina to play Division II golf and began studying math and environmental science. She later transferred to Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi to study post-oil spill restoration efforts and conservation programs targeting endangered sea turtles and whooping cranes. In law school, Grace has expanded on her love of water as an intern for coastal Lincoln County and the Oregon Clean Water Action Project. She loves hiking and exploring new places—especially the beautiful watersheds of the Pacific Northwest—and hopes to use her legal knowledge to promote meaningful ecosystem protection and sustainable water management.