Pearl Gray image

Pearl Gray

Pearl Gray image

International Affairs Building

Personal Details

Focus areas: Environmental impact reduction, water rights/issues, and energy

Pearl Gray spent many years working on merchant ships plying the world’s oceans witnessing the increasing amount of human impact further and further out to sea. This led her to the ESP program where she is now assistant director and adjunct professor. After graduation she worked in the energy field promoting distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and teaching people to make educated energy choices. Her deep interest and love of water motivated volunteering on hyper-local water issue resolution in here local Rockland County. She also enjoys discussing the various local water issues in different regions of the country to promote an atmosphere of action to increasing access to clean, drinkable, swimmable, water in every locality.


  • BS in Marine Operations and Technology, United States Merchant Marine Academy
  • MPA in Environmental Science and Policy, Columbia University