Grace graduated from Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame, IN with a degree in Religious Studies and minors in Theatre and Lay Ministry. At Saint Mary's, Grace spent time in both on-campus and off-campus volunteering opportunities. She was especially involved with the peer mentoring program. Grace also participated as a retreat and worship leader at a faith-based conference at the University of Notre Dame.

Grace returns for a second year as a Dominican Volunteer. She is serving as an instructional assistant at Saint James Catholic School in San Francisco, California. There, she will work to support students across grade levels (Kindergarten through eighth grade), through activities both inside and outside the classroom. She also serves in the Extended Care program. Grace continues to share community with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose at Immaculate Conception Priory.