Grace Chimezie is a Research, Valuation, and Learning officer in Leadership Practice. In this role, Grace supports work across practices to help bridge gaps with the development of cross-sector approaches, particularly those that support and influence policy with systems change.
Grace’s project areas of focus include the Impact Fellowships Summit, gender, countering disinformation, and misinformation in Jordan. Across IREX's practices, Grace works to identify gaps and opportunities to support leadership and policy development projects in a range of settings.
Before joining IREX, Grace worked at NDI promoting technology tools in support of democracy. She led the digital communications strategy for NDI's Open Internet fellowship program, Design for Democracy, and provided research support for donor-sponsored projects in Nigeria, Kenya, and the Philippines. In addition, she worked as a conflict research journalist covering the Boko Haram crisis in northeastern Nigeria.
Grace holds an MA in communications, culture, and technology, an interdisciplinary program from Georgetown University, and a BA in mass communication from Bingham University.