Grace grew up in South Korea and the United States as a middle child with two artsy siblings – check out her brother’s films and art works.
Grace worked at the Office of Consular Affairs, Office of Analytics, and Office of the Secretary, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State. She worked on U.S. foreign policy priorities in East Asia, tech platform management for security and safety tools, conducted data-driven digital diplomacy campaigns, and partnerships with government agencies and private entities. Her involvement include the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Road to GES, and Engage America.
Grace recently consulted with the former President of Korea Overseas Investment Cooperation mapping out impact investment trends and opportunities in Korea and is currently consulting for a blockchain VC fund.
Grace is an Programmic Advisor at Concordia, a cross-sectoral partnership forum for social impact and is on the Advisory Board of the Informa’s Family Office Forum. Concordia Advisors are a select group of experts who share updates on innovations in their fields, provide guidance in developing our event agendas, and support our mission to foster, elevate, and sustain cross-sector partnerships for social impact. Informa is a £2.4bn publicly traded international events, intelligence and scholarly research company, which owns SuperReturn, FundForum, RiskMinds, WealthManagement.com, and numerous other brands.
Grace attended Vanderbilt University and has a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies with a track in Foreign Policy. She speaks Korean, English, and a working Mandarin Chinese thanks to her mentor at Miss Porter’s School, who was also her Chinese language teacher.