Grace was born and raised in Colorado and studied as a Daniels Fund Scholar at the University of Denver. She graduated with distinction in June 2022 with majors in international studies and political science and minors in economics and race and ethnic studies. She wrote her undergraduate honor’s thesis on the subnational impact of wartime sexual violence on post-conflict gendered economic outcomes in Guatemala. Throughout her time at the DU she has studied abroad twice to learn about the politics of Germany and post-conflict politics of the Balkans. She has worked on a variety of political campaigns at the national, state, and local levels for both issues and candidates. She has worked for many years to reduce gender-based violence and support women’s rights through her work in student government, with resource centers, and when she co-founded a non-profit, the Do Better Campaign, that works with advocates and organizations around the world to reduce gender-based violence in education. Grace is passionate about human rights at every level and fascinated by how we can promote and protect them through a security approach.
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