Grace Kyung is a Master of Urban Planning Candidate in the College of Fine and Applied Arts and iSEE’s Graduate Intern for Sustainable Transportation. She is involved in several sustainability-related student organizations: the Student Sustainability Committee (SSC) as Transportation Chair, the University YMCA and BikeFace.
“I’m excited to be a part of this innovative team to create positive changes for our university towards sustainability,” she says.
Grace became involved with the Transportation SWATeam because she believes a sustainable campus benefits not only the world (with a reduced carbon footprint), but also creates a noticeably better campus.
“Working toward sustainable modes of transportation will allow people to live a healthier life style,” she says. “Bicycles are the key to creating accessibility for all and create a simple way of bringing people together. I want to be a part of creating a campus that is not only bicycle friendly but also works towards promoting other modes of transportation outside of an automobile.”
Although there is a lot to be done before Illinois Climate Action Plan (iCAP) goals for transportation are accomplished, Grace finds reward in working alongside other highly motivated individuals who strongly believe change is possible.
When she’s not working with the Transportation SWATeam or any of her other organizations, you’ll usually find her hiding out reading a book or getting some work done at Flying Machine Coffee or any other place with great coffee.