Grace Alkema

is a Rise Washington Fellow and a second year at WWU, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Law, Diversity and Justice. She has a strong passion for social justice, eradicating income inequality, and finds college affordability at the crossroads of both. She was a volunteer for Bernie Sanders’ 2020 presidential campaign on her college campus, and helped register voters at her school before the midterm elections. Grace enjoys watching movies, live music, camping, and hanging out with her 7 roommates in Bellingham, WA.