Grace (Courter) Hayes joined Atlas Network in 2014. She is a graduate of the University of Florida, where she received a bachelor’s degree in public relations, and has a master's degree in international affairs from the Elliott School of International Affairs at the George Washington University. Upon moving to Washington, D.C., she worked for Adfero Group, a strategic communications firm, focusing on media outreach and public affairs campaigns; and Conservation International, a nonprofit environmental organization, managing all of the company’s social media channels. Prior to that, Grace worked in Jacksonville, Fla., as the practice liaison for a large medical practice, overseeing all marketing and communications efforts. She grew up in Jacksonville, Fla., and spends her weekends discovering new running paths, eating pizza, and cheering on the Florida Gators. Grace is now based in New York City.