Grace is from Chapel Hill, NC, and attended Carrboro High School. She gained leadership positions such as President of the Amnesty International chapter at CHS, captain of the swim team, and was a student intern for Nida Allam’s campaign for North Carolina’s 6th congressional district. Graduating from Carrboro, she was valedictorian and received the Global Diplomat award from the Academy of International Studies. Grace enjoys swimming, hiking, and being around animals.
On her gap year, Grace intends to volunteer at Casa Alitas in Tucson, Arizona. Alitas is a humanitarian aid program that offers shelter and assistance to migrants who have recently arrived in the United States. Later in her gap year, Grace is interested in exploring volunteer opportunities in Peru or in the Darién gap in Latin America.