Conference Team: National Conference on Law and Higher Education
Position: Center Coordinator, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy
Grace graduated from Florida State University in 2013 where she earned a degree in Political Science and Creative Writing. From there she began her career in public service where she spent a year teaching high school and was honored as one of Florida’s most effective teachers. Grace has also spent several years working in education policy as a Legislative Aide in the Florida State Legislature and as a higher education Policy Analyst for the Florida College Access Network, housed at the University of South Florida. She is currently a part-time 3L at Stetson University College of Law where she serves as the Vice President of the Part-Time Student Society, Deputy Chief Ambassador to Part-Time Students, and is a member of Stetson's Dispute Resolution Board.
Virginia "Gina" Profeta
Position: Center Fellow, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law & Policy
Virginia “Gina” Profeta was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and has a Cuban-American background. Gina graduated from Florida State University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Sciences and a minor in Law and Society. After graduation, she took a gap year where she worked as a substitute teacher for Miami-Dade County Public Schools, primarily at a K-8 center. She is currently a full-time 2L at Stetson University College of Law where she currently serves as the secretary of the Jewish Law Student Association and a member of the Hispanic Bar Association. Gina came to the Center as a volunteer at the 43rd Conference and left a strong impression on our speakers and guests, earning herself internships with Grand River Solutions and the General Counsel's office at Florida Polytechnic University.