Grace Vaughn, Segal Fellow

Grace Vaughn

2011 Brandeis MPP Segal Fellow

Grace Vaughn is a kindergarten teacher in Lexington, Mass. She graduated from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management with a Master’s in Public Policy focused on children, youth, and families. She is interested in creating better, more equitable access to high-quality early education and care for young children and families. She hopes to use progressive policy, advocacy, and community-based collaboration to pursue these goals. Previously, Grace lived and worked in Charleston, S.C., at the Charleston County School District under the Office of the Superintendent. There she worked on grant writing, community organizing and nonprofit development for a local initiative offered through the U.S. Department of Education. During her time at Heller, Grace was an assistant teacher at the Lemberg Children’s Center. She recently completed another Master’s in Teaching from Lesley University where she won the June Fox award for promoting equity in education.