Grace Birnstengel is an editor, reporter and writer for Next Avenue focused on in-depth storytelling and the intersections of identity and aging, including a series on the first generation aging with HIV/AIDS and ongoing coverage of family caregivers of color and LGBTQ family caregivers.
Grace joined Next Avenue in 2017 after years covering music, arts and culture both locally and nationally. Her work has appeared in Twin Cities Pride Magazine, The St. Paul Pioneer Press, City Pages, The Riveter Magazine, Stereogum, 89.3 The Current, VICE's Live Nation TV and more.
Grace holds a bachelor of arts in journalism and gender, women and sexuality studies from the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities.
She lives in Minneapolis and works in St. Paul, Minn. She enjoys live music, thrift shopping and country dancing.