Project Description

corrinaCorrina Grace

Sustainability Leadership Specialist

Corrina Grace is an entrepreneurial sustainability leader focused on inspiring community-engaged action to accelerate the transition towards sustainability. She is the founder and executive director of SERES, an organization based in Central America whose mission is to empower young leaders to build sustainable, healthy and thriving communities through education and transformative leadership.

As a Sustainability Leadership Specialist at UCI, Corrina works with the Global Sustainability Resource Center to develop programs that focus on sustainability education, providing students and youth counterparts in partner communities with practical experience, training, and exposure to activities that strengthen the critical lens on local-global solidarity and deepen their understanding of the interdependence of all life.

Corrina has developed integrated, experiential leadership training programs and activities that are executed at the local and regional levels and are focused on: raising awareness about environmental, social and economic challenges; providing young people with leadership, conflict resolution, mediation and peace-building skills and empowering local leaders and developing a critical lens on local-global solidarity.

Communiversity Program

Corrina is also designing the first “communiversity” in Guatemala. The communiversity concept is to create a physical place for scholars and communities to join together to lead the sustainability shift. It will provide an experiential learning campus to complement the sustainability leadership series that has been piloted during her time at UCI. SERES envisions this communiversity to be the first pilot in a network of international hubs focused on youth sustainability leadership and education.

More about Corrina Grace

As a facilitator and leadership coach, Corrina has facilitated transformative sustainability leadership programs for thousands of young people around the world. She is a Fellow of the 10th class of the Central American Leadership Initiative and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Her visit to UCI was supported by the Center for Living Peace and an anonymous foundation.