Gretchen Grimm earned a BS in biology from Hartwick College in New York in 1973 and an MS in biology from the University of Guam in 1983.
Grimm has early roots in New Jersey and is a long time resident of Guam. She arrived to the island in 1978 in order to pursue her master’s degree at the University of Guam and has called Guam home ever since.
Grimm is a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, a US consultant firm that maintains contracts with the US military. Since 2007 she has worked as a natural resources specialist for the U.S. Navy where her duties include providing support for the Environmental and Planning Division of Naval Facilities Command Marianas and managing projects related to resources that are relative to the mission of the Naval base.
Grimm worked as a fisheries biologist for Guam Division of Aquatic and Wildlife Resources from 1984 to 1992 and served as a marine curator for the swim-through aquarium at Pacific Islands Club hotel in Guam from 1992 to 1995. Her experience also includes adjunct professor of biology at the University of Guam from 1996 to 2006.
Grimm is an amateur bird watcher and has participated in numerous bird counts for the Marianas Audubon Society, a chartered chapter of the National Audubon Society. She is also a past president of the organization.
Guampedia entries by Gretchen Grimm
- Bridled White-Eye (Nosa’)
- Guam Flycatcher (CHuguangguang)
- Guam Rail (Ko’ko’)
- Mariana Crow (Åga)
- Mariana Fruit Dove (Totot)
- Mariana Gray Swiftlet (Yǻyaguak)
- Micronesian Honeyeater (Égigi)
- Micronesian Kingfisher (Sihek)
- Micronesian Megapode (Sasangat)
- Micronesian Starling (Såli)
- Native Forest Birds of Guam
- Nightingale Red-Warbler (Gå’ga’ Karisu)
- Rufous Fantail (CHuchurika/Naabak)
- White Throated Ground Dove (Male: Paluman Ǻ’paka’, Female: Paluman Fache’)
- Yellow Bittern (Kakkak)