PhD Student

Grace Nosek is currently pursuing her PhD in law at the University of British Columbia, studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is fascinated by the intersection of law and story and focuses her research on how law can tell better stories in the pursuit of environmental and social justice. She holds a B.A. from Rice University and law degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of British Columbia. While pursuing her PhD, she is an active member of the Graduate Law Student Society Executive, the Environmental Law Group Executive, and the University of British Columbia Sustainability Collective. Grace has complemented her education through internships at the Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality. After law school, she completed a Fulbright fellowship in Victoria, Canada studying government review of major natural resource development projects and published a paper on her findings—Re-Imagining Indigenous Peoples’ Role in Natural Resource Development Decision Making: Implementing Free, Prior and Informed Consent in Canada Through Indigenous Legal Traditions. To supplement her legal and policy research and advocacy, Grace has written and published two novels in an environmentally themed young adult series, the Ava of the Gaia series.