Born and raised in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in 2021 Grace Falgoust graduated summa cum laude from Clemson University, where she majored in Psychology and earned General and Departmental Honors. As an undergraduate, Grace served as a Wellness Ambassador for the Honors College, participated on three psychology-based research teams, was the Alumni Development Chair for the advisory board of the College of Behavioral, Health and Social Sciences, and was the treasurer of the Psychology Club. Grace also volunteered through Clemson Hope, where she mentored under-privileged children weekly, and was an active member of her sorority, Chi Omega. After serving with Impact America, Grace plans to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

 

What do you like to do for fun?

I love long walks with friends, listening to a good playlist, live music, road trips, and cooking something new.

 

What is your favorite quote from a book, film, or song?

“Pivot. Pivot. PIVOT”- Ross, Friends

 

Name and describe a memorable place you’ve been.

West Texas! The area is sparsely populated, so the sky is completely dark. On a clear night, it feels like you can see the whole sky.

 

Who is someone you admire and why?

I really admire Dr. Nadine Burke Harris. She’s a pediatrician who has been the Surgeon General of California since 2019. She is known for linking adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress with harmful effects to health later in life. Dr. Harris’s work has positively affected the lives of thousands of children and has led to research that will aid many more.