Jolie Grace Wareham
Senior Assistant, Vanderbilt Universwity

With backgrounds in the music industry and non-profit sector, Jolie Grace Wareham has been active in public service since high school. While living in Memphis, she reestablished the current chapter of the Rhodes College Democrats and served as Secretary of the Shelby County Democratic Party Reorganization Ad Hoc Committee and Vice President of the College Democrats of Tennessee. She has lived in Nashville for several years where she is an active community member and currently serves as President of the Tennessee Young Democrats, District 20 Committeewoman on the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee, and an At-Large Board Member of the Davidson County Democratic Women. Jolie Grace seeks to make civic engagement more accessible for and attractive to young progressives in each of Tennessee's 95 counties in an effort to inspire more young people to vote, run for office, run campaigns, and craft and advocate for policies reflective of progressive values. She is a 2018 graduate of Emerge Tennessee.

In addition to politics, Jolie Grace has spent a lot of time working with nonprofits, especially those working toward education equity and the arts. She currently works with Community Arts of Bellevue, a nonprofit seeking to build community among artists in the greater west Nashville area. She has conducted extensive political science research regarding the relationship between the entertainment industry, civic engagement, and democracy. Jolie Grace currently works at Vanderbilt University and plans to pursue a career in law, building strategic partnerships between artists and social impact initiatives. She is also an upright bass player and enjoys exploring the rich music culture of Tennessee.