Grace Stauffer earned her undergraduate degree at Wheaton College in Illinois with a major in International Relations. While at Wheaton, she worked in the Office of Annual Giving, where she trained and evaluated calling representatives and monitored fundraising goals. Prior to Meridian, Grace spent time in Washington, DC completing two internships with nonprofit advocacy organizations – one focusing on hunger strategies and the other on campaign finance reform. Grace studied abroad in Costa Rica as an undergraduate, and spent over a decade growing up in Southern Africa. Grace is competent in Spanish and Afrikaans.