Grace Stonecipher

Grace Stonecipher

International Program Coordinator & Geospatial Analyst

As part of the International Connectivity Program, Grace works on connectivity projects across the globe and uses spatial science to examine the impacts of roads, rails, and transmission lines on biodiversity.

Grace joined the Center for the first time in 2017, assisting with projects across all three of the Center’s programs. After a brief stint in the midwest for graduate school, she is excited to return to Bozeman and build upon her previous work.

With a broad interdisciplinary background in environmental studies, Grace pursued a Master’s degree in Environmental Observation and Informatics to develop expertise in acquiring, analyzing, and communicating spatial data. For her capstone project, she worked with Conservation International to build a land-use planning tool to help decision makers prioritize areas for restoration investments. She also interned with the National Park Service, where she used satellite imagery to identify disturbances in National Parks and created a story map to communicate the results of these studies. Grace is passionate about the process of linking knowledge to action, and through her work hopes to use geospatial data to inform land-use decisions that balance the needs of people and biodiversity.

In her free time, Grace enjoys climbing, cross-country skiing, and jigsaw puzzles.


  • M.Sc. in Environmental Observation and Informatics, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • B.A. in Environmental Studies, Yale University

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