Grace originally comes from Kansas, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in
Criminology at Kansas State University. During her time in college, Grace worked
with her local juvenile intake program, volunteered with CASA (Court Appointed
Special Advocates), lived and volunteered with youth in South Africa, and worked
with a literacy program targeted to serve economically-disadvantaged families.
It has long been Grace’s passion to support children in attaining their life goals. She
has spent the past 8 years either volunteering or working with marginalized
communities and knows that serving at-risk youth and families is where she truly
belongs. Since graduating, she has worked with Teach for America and KIPP schools
where she pursued her passion and commitment to education equity and social
justice. While teaching in Jacksonville, Florida, she had the opportunity to work with
over 500 diverse students and families in the previous 3 years.
Some of her interests include spending time with family, travel, coffee, books,
baking, Disney, and Harry Potter.