Director of Community Initiatives
San Diego County Public Defender’s Office
Grace Liu began her career in the County 17 years ago serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA Member developing and implementing the SB 618 Prisoner Reentry Program, the first ever comprehensive reentry program in the state. Grace discovered her passion for leading collaborative, innovative, and evidence-based initiatives through her AmeriCorps experience. She continued her journey working on prevention and intervention initiatives. Grace has experience in planning, directing, and coordinating long-term community-focused strategies. Grace received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California, and her master’s degree in public management from Johns Hopkins University.