Gretchen grew up in Zelienople, PA and resides in Cambridge Springs in Crawford County. She is a Design Engineer for Advantage Puck Technologies in Corry. She graduated from Penn State Behrend in 2020 with a Bachelor's of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology with a Medical Plastics Certificate. When she is not working with YEP or attending a YEP event, she is involved with Edinboro Fire Department as an EMT and Cambridge Springs Fire Department as Fire Police. She also is a Secondary EMT Instructor at Emergycare, where she helps EMT students learn and improve their skills before their state and national exams.