Allison Gracer graduated with honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and Anthropology with minors in Spatial Science and Native American and Indigenous Studies. During her undergraduate studies, Allison worked on the Santa Barbara County Agrifood Systems Research project analyzing consumption, food access, and nutrition in Santa Barbara County. She also received a National Science Foundation grant to complete a Senior Honors Thesis archaeologically exploring the impacts of chronic warfare on maize production in the ancient Central Illinois River Valley. Through these experiences, Allison became increasingly interested in understanding human/environment interactions. Delving further into this topic, Allison worked for the Channel Islands National Park collecting and analyzing data on the health and robustness of rare plants’ ability to recover after changes in land use. She spent three years managing organic vegetable farms and nearly five years in a corporate management role. With shifting interests, Allison came to Bren to study Corporate Environmental Management with a focus in communication. She hopes to use the tools she acquires at Bren to enable corporations to identify solutions that improve operating efficiencies that are both environmentally and economically advantageous.