Kyle Gracey

Chair, Board of Directors
kgracey@eswusa.org
Board of Directors

Kyle Gracey is a Research Assistant and Ph.D. candidate at Carnegie Mellon University, a Global Scholar with PreScouter private consulting, and is training as a Signal Support Systems Specialist with the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. He co-founded the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chapter of ESW and served as its first Vice President of Finance. He was an Energy and Climate Fellow at the Worldwatch Institute, and Research Scientist at Global Footprint Network. He worked in the Speechwriting office for U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden. He is the former Executive Director of the nonprofit SustainUS: U.S. Youth for Sustainable Development, where is now the Chair of the Board of Directors. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with B.S. degrees in Ecological Economics and Biochemistry/Biophysics, where he is their only Harry S. Truman Scholarship recipient, and from the University of Chicago with an M.S. in the Physical Sciences Division and Harris Public Policy School, where he was a Harris Fellow. He also investigated international development and environment issues at The American University in Washington, DC and in Brazil, Israel, Iceland, and the United Arab Emirates. Kyle worked in the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Transportation as an Environmental Policy Analyst, as an International Economist Graduate Intern in the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at Gade Environmental Group private consulting, and was an Education Docent at the National Aquarium. He was the ECO Editor for Climate Action Network-International, where he also wrote a short book about the organization's 25-year history. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the youth science & technology policy organization Student Pugwash USA, where he is their Vice President; the Truman Scholars Association, where he is their President; and the Advisory Board of Green21. He serves on the IPBES Committee for the Society for Conservation Biology. He was named an Emerging Nonprofit Leader by BoardSource. He is a Life Member of the service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega. His interviews, presentations, and writings number over 100.