While at APD-U Grace has assisted with both neighborhood and economic development planning, in addition to real estate related work. Her real estate development work includes the creation of complex proformas, financial scenarios and cost analysis.
Prior to APD-U Grace worked in the non-profit sector, specifically in the affordable housing arena. Her work during this time included creating a streamlined data collection and management system in order for the agency to be more efficient in measuring and tracking their social impact footprint. This experience provided her with insight on the importance of quality data collection and management, as well as the various ways data can be used to highlight social impact, not only for nonprofits but for the clients and communities that APD-U serves as well.
Grace has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography, with a certificate in GIS, from the University of Georgia. She also one of the first students to complete a dual graduate program at Georgia Institute of Technology with a Master of City and Regional Planning and a Master of Real Estate Development.