Grace H. Mah has served on the Santa Clara County Board of Education since 2007. Her previous committee work includes the Head Start Policy Council and Policy Development Subcommittee.
She has been a board member of the Palo Alto Family YMCA. In her work with the YMCA, she has been on committees addressing international relationships and diversity, and participating in fund-raising activities.
Grace is a parent volunteer at Hoover and Ohlone Elementary Schools in Palo Alto, and also served on the schools’ site council.
Grace is the initiator for a Mandarin immersion program in the Palo Alto Unified School District.
She is the Partners in Education Foundation Co-Chair for fund-raising, and
led Noon Science Showcase, offering hands-on experiments for students.
She has been the Mandarin Immersion Community Liaison for six years. For the Mandarin program in PAUSD, she contributed to the application winning a Foreign Language Assistance Program federal grant.
Grace has 18 years of experience in the high-tech industry, including project management and sales experience. She has a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology, and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley.
Grace and her husband, Don Chin, and their two sons live in Palo Alto.