Mary Grace is a Bay Area native and graduate of University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Geology. She has spent her career in public and private development, most recently having worked as the Public Works Director in Emeryville during the pandemic and as Group Manager for San Francisco BART prior to that. Previously, she worked in both design and construction for development of schools, public spaces, public infrastructure and housing/commercial development throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley. Mary Grace is registered as a Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor in the state of California.