Grace Lacy-Hansell

Acting Director of Programs

Grace Lacy-Hansell (she/her) is the Deputy Director of Programs at the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation at Georgetown University, where she builds programs strategy and transforms ideas into action across all Beeck Center projects.

She brings nearly a decade of experience leading complex projects in both the private and social sectors. Grace has dedicated her academic and professional career to addressing economic and social disparities by changing the systems that create them. Previously, she held roles at the Chicago Foundation for Women, Kekst CNC, and the University of Chicago Mandel Legal Aid Clinic. At the Beeck Center, she continues this work using the tools of data, design, and technology.

Grace earned a Master’s in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago where she concentrated in Policy Planning, Analysis, and Advocacy and completed a Program of Study in Poverty and Inequality. Grace also holds a Bachelor’s from Georgetown University where she studied Political Economy. She is based in the Pacific Northwest.