As an educational facilitator, Grace is excited to see students and families thrive and reach their best potential educationally and experientially. In the past, she has worked with international Ivy League-bound boarding school students, public and charter school students in the inner cities, students with IEPs, students recently immigrated from other nations, homeschool students, and emotionally disturbed and traumatized children needing academic, but also emotional support. She has also taught SAT prep courses, helping high school students improve their scores to attend their dream schools. She has her bachelor’s degree in political science and East Asian cultures at U.C. Irvine and a master’s degree in education at Cal State Los Angeles. She has taught elementary, middle school, and high school students for the past ten years with a clear credential in high school English and social studies and a multiple subject credential with a CLAD (language support) emphasis. She also spent some time volunteering many years abroad through work in non profit, working with refugees and the marginalized. Her travels in these endeavors include the nations of Nepal, China, Cambodia, South Africa, Japan, Bulgaria, South Korea, and refugees from North Korea.
Grace loves to volunteer, travel, and meet people from all walks of life. She is an avid believer in education as being part of everyday life, and that it is important for students to cultivate relationships not only with people who are similar to them, but also those who are very different from them. She believes it is important to process and communicate through immediate experiences close to the students, but also it is imperative to be present and processing external experiences and events that are happening in the world far away to help develop these students into well-rounded, empathetic, and kind individuals who will give and receive in this world in meaningful ways.