Grace O’Hara, Project Manager
Grace serves as Project Manager for Seed Effect. Grace first learned about Seed Effect in February of 2016, when she was looking into mission-based companies with foci in sustainable international development for her for thesis research. She established a partnership with Seed Effect that continued for the next two and a half years.
Grace traveled to Uganda in 2017 to meet the Seed Effect staff and members and see the program in action. She subsequently completed and defended an 88 page thesis that left her knowing the Lord was calling her to pursue this line of work. Shortly after graduation in May 2018, the Lord provided an opportunity for Grace to join Seed Effect part-time and she transitioned to full-time in January 2019. She assists in the areas of fundraising, administration, program, and marketing, while overseeing event and trip planning. Grace’s heart for and knowledge of Christ-centered economic development is a blessing to Seed Effect.
Grace graduated Summa Cum Laude from Elon University in May of 2018 with a BSBA in International Business and a minor in Human Service Studies. While there she was a distinguished Honors Fellow who served on the Honors Advisory Council, was elected into membership of Phi Beta Kappa, and a recipient of the Lumen Prize, the university’s premier award created to celebrate academic achievement and advance research proposals.