Grace was born and raised in California, and studied agriculture at Texas A&M University. Afterward, she worked in biomedical science research, specifically in the field of reproductive biology. Her passion for learning led her to explore the world of fine art. She worked for a fine art gallery for a year, and during this time, showcased her oil paintings in local exhibitions. Her art practice explores Western, Americana, and pop culture themes. In addition to her love of painting, she enjoyed creating and teaching children's textile art curriculum. Recently, Grace moved across the country from East Texas to Oregon, where she works for Oregon State University Extension Service and assists TextileHive with collections and online projects. Grace loves working with textiles because of the stories, heritage, and craftsmanship interwoven into each piece.