Meet Grace Mariana Rector.

Grace is a collaborative individual dedicated to innovative problem solving and addressing inequalities in the U.S. and the rest of the world. She is most passionate about education centered on students' experiences and cultural diplomacy.

Listen to Grace's most recent interview on NPR with Alisa Chang on Loss, Anxiety, and Sperm Donors


Grace's first book is available on Amazon!

After her single mother passed away, Grace Rector got a tattoo—and wrote a book. Pouring her love, grief, and familial experiences into written word, Grace ties her relationship with her mother and travel into The Rector Girls. This captivating memoir reveals the beauty of an untraditional family: from her mom handpicking “the Big Kids,” Grace’s chosen siblings, to letting Grace hitchhike across the Bolivian border. Each chapter is embedded with tokens of wisdom, such as “Learn from Strangers,” “Ask and you Shall Receive,” and “Celebrate Everything.”

At its core, The Rector Girls is about the lifelong lessons and intimate bond between mother and daughter. Rector’s story reveals how life never goes according to plan, but that the improvisations are what makes it unique. Honest, heartfelt and heartbreaking, Grace lets us into her world and her most vulnerable moments, inspiring readers to live their life with fullness and gratitude.

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Spanish - Fluent; Arabic - Intermediate; Bosnian/ Serbian - Beginner

Salesforce, Foundations Directory Online, Adobe Access, Excel, video editing, social media


Social Media

Verbal - Public speaking, networking, teamwork, 

Written - Emails, newsletters, blogs, toolkits

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Canva, Hootsuite, Mailchimp

Her Skillset

"Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it."

Henry David Thoreau