Grace Maxwell is a fourth-year communication major at the University of Cincinnati with a focus in event planning and interests in social media management, public relations and marketing. She works at BearPaddle Swim School, teaching children of all ages how to swim and providing customer service at the front desk. While at UC, Grace is a founding member of the volunteer organization GIVE (Growth International Volunteering Excursions), which has only intensified her interest in volunteering around the Cincinnati area and the world. She has taken volunteer trips to Thailand and Laos this past summer, and hopes to go Nicaragua and Tanzania. This is Grace’s first semester with UCommunicate. She is on the social media team and will be growing the organization’s Twitter presence. After graduation, Grace would like to work in the event planning field or continue her work as a swim instructor.