Jeffrey L. Grimes, who has worked for environmental organizations in Louisiana, North Carolina and Georgia, is the 2009 George Gund Foundation Fellow.
The George Gund Foundation Fellows program, started in 2004, provides an opportunity for promising young professionals to work inside the Foundation, an organization that plays an active role in supporting the civic life of Greater Cleveland and in various national policy deliberations that impact our community. Each fellow, selected from a nationwide pool of applicants, works at the Foundation for two years.
Grimes, a native Clevelander, currently is assistant director of the Water Resources Program at the Gulf Restoration Network which is based in New Orleans. He also has worked as an environmental education instructor at the Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Center in Toccoa, GA, and as an intern with Environmental Consulting and Research, Inc. and a consultant to the Upper Neuse River Basin Association, both in North Carolina.
Grimes spent a year in Chongqing, China as a Peace Corps Volunteer following graduation from Allegheny College. He also has a master’s degree in public policy from Duke University. He will begin work at the Foundation June 16.