Grace Lee

Geography Student, Durham University

About Grace Lee

Hi, I'm Grace, a first-year Geography BSc student at Durham University,

To me, sustainability is not just about maintaining an ecological balance, but also achieving a social one. I want to be a part of the movement to achieve this. 

Before starting university, I knew I wanted to have a career in agroecology, as it combined two industries that fascinated me. As a rapidly growing field, it has the potential to help secure the future and make sure that sufficient nutrition is available in all corners of the world. It is important to me that my future career has an active role in innovating resilient agricultural practices and creating a sustainable food production system, whilst advocating the importance of sustainability and mitigating the impacts of global warming.

With that being said, I knew that being part of the Laidlaw Research and Leadership Programme would give me an incredible opportunity to develop my leadership skills. Feeding off the passion and enthusiasm that fellow scholars also embrace I'll be able to further my knowledge in a structured and beneficial practice whilst undertaking my research project.

I am excited to begin my journey as a Laidlaw Scholar and to see what destinations the coming years present me.

Please feel free to reach out, I would love to chat!

I am a/an:

Undergraduate Leadership & Research Scholar


Durham University

Laidlaw Cohort Year


Research Topic

Agriculture Climate Change Earth Sciences & Geography Ecology Environmental Geoscience Geography Sustainability

Area of Expertise

Environment Humanities Science

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United Kingdom

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My hobbies/interests are:

Nature & environment Outdoor sports Travelling Video/filmmaking

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes


Intro Content

Outline Proposal Biological Sciences Environment

Laidlaw Summer 2023 Research Proposal

I will be working with Dr Elizabeth Orr on my research project titled: 'Examining the Success of Syntropic Agroforestry as a Sustainable Agricultural Method for Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal Two', aiming to directly address the issues of food scarcity and unsustainable agriculture.

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