Jace is currently Grants Portfolio Lead Coordinator at the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health, where he provides essential program integrity assurance, overseeing all aspects of grant management from application to closeout and audit. His responsibilities include budgeting, fiscal review, accountability, auditing, and ensuring compliance with division-wide fiscal and monitoring policies. Before this, Jace was Grant Writer and Grant Administration Coordinator at the UNeTech Institute, a startup incubator and entrepreneurial support organization affiliated with the University of Nebraska. At UNeTech, Jace leveraged extensive experience in written communication to effectively assemble grant proposals, to provide faculty with grant development assistance, to draft progress reports for funding agencies, and to produce other written content, such as blog posts and pitch decks. Jace also helped UNeTech develop and seek funding for internal programs that support and accelerate startup growth — everything from prototyping pipelines to research fellowships.
Jace received his PhD in English from the Pennsylvania State University, where he published scholarly articles in refereed journals and taught dozens of English courses at five institutions of higher education.