Grace grew up in Salisbury, Maryland. She graduated summa cum laude from St. Mary’s College of Maryland with a B.A. in English and Political Science. Throughout her undergraduate career, Grace worked as a peer tutor at her college’s Writing and Speaking Center, where she discovered her love for helping people tell compelling stories.
After graduating, Grace worked at a law firm in Maryland assisting veterans with claims for VA benefits for service-related disabilities. This role gave her the chance to work directly with veterans and their families, many of whom had been struggling with the VA disability claims system for decades before seeking legal assistance. As a central part of the claims process, she helped veterans develop narratives around the injuries and illnesses that shaped their lives. The back-benefits and ongoing aid her team secured were life-changing for many of their clients.
Just before coming to Georgetown, Grace spent two years writing support letters for visa petitions at an immigration law firm in San Jose, California. She worked closely with immigrants and their employers to gather information about their experience and career plans and shape those stories into visa petitions. Grace’s experiences enabling immigrants to build careers in the U.S. and helping veterans obtain recognition and compensation for the sacrifices they made during military service solidified her commitment to public service. She hopes to continue to help people tell their stories throughout her legal career.
Grace is excited to pursue her interests in advocacy and civil litigation at Georgetown Law. Outside of school, she enjoys cycling, rock climbing, and attempting to grow vegetables on her balcony.