Gretchen Gilbert

CFIS Fellow

Gretchen is a fellow from the College for Social Innovation and is interning with Second Nature for the Spring 2021 semester. She is currently a Junior at the University of Vermont where she is majoring in Anthropology and Global Studies with a minor in Community and International Development. At UVM, she has worked for three years as a research assistant to a professor of anthropology who specializes in bioarchaeology with an interest in the ancient Tiwanku society of the South American Andean regions of Peru and Bolivia. She is also a member of the Anthropology Club and Club AFECT which serves a local half-way home for families in downtown Burlington, VT.

Gretchen has also completed internships with the Fleming Museum of Art and Anthropology (located on UVM’s campus) as a curatorial intern and with The Empowerment Factory this past summer, a small non-profit located in Pawtucket, RI which aims to empower underserved youth by providing them with skills such as creativity, civic-pride, and self-esteem to live happier and healthier lives.

Gretchen is originally from Cumberland, RI where she lives with her mom and two cats. She also calls Concord, NH home where her dad, stepmom, 3 siblings, and dog Leia live.