Born and raised in the coastal town of Ventura, California, Grace relocated to Portland in 2009 to pursue a BA in Child and Family Studies at Portland State University. Grace first came to CHAP as an intern and immediately fell in love with the approach to art CHAP embodies. Grace thoroughly enjoys working with children, previously working as a Child Development Instructor for Au Pairs, and as a Montessori Teaching Assistant. When she has free time, Grace enjoys painting, lazy craft-ernoons, soaking up the sun, and spending time with family and friends.