As a current AmeriCorps VISTA service member, Grace supports Catalyze program design through a variety of projects, including facilitating training for Catalyze coaches, supporting the creation of e-learning content and adapting College Possible’s curriculum to fit the needs of the Catalyze program. She became invested in equity work while earning her teaching licensure at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her knowledge of assessment best practices and teaching to diverse audiences inform her work on the Catalyze team. Her training in secondary education and her experience teaching high school students continue to be major influences in her drive to help make systemic changes in educational inequity.
Grace earned a B.A. in English from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and holds a license to teach middle and high school Language Arts and Social Sciences.