Grace was a public school teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing for three years before joining the Heuser team in 2022. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Transylvania University. Her first experience in the field of deaf education came after she graduated college; she was an instructional assistant at the Kentucky School for the Deaf, which is where she fell in love with the field. Grace was a social worker for a year before returning to school to become a teacher of the deaf and hard-of-hearing. She received her master’s degree in teaching from the University of Louisville and then a second master’s degree in special education with a focus in deaf education from Eastern Kentucky University.