Grace holds a Ph.D. '20 in Sociology at Princeton. Her research interests intersect organizational behavior, culture, religion, technology, and political economy. Her first research project is a study of religious elites in China and examines the influence of religious norms, beliefs, and values on actors in ethically complex workplace contexts. Grace’s dissertation project is an empirical study of startups, entrepreneurs, and investors based in China and the US. The project seeks to understand firm development, survival, and growth, the role of technology and the state, factors that impact entrepreneurs' and investors’ decision-making, and how gatekeepers (i.e. founders and investors) manage and run a company or fund.