Miss Illinois USA – Grace Rodi


A Chicago native and University of Texas graduate, Grace obtained her degree in Public Relations and now works for a marketing firm. She leads the creation of marketing plans for businesses across the country. Growing up, Grace lived in 15 different homes across four states. Through this, she learned to value her education, which provided stability amidst ever-changing environments. Now, Grace dedicates her time to organizations focused on education, literacy, and mentorship, including Chicago Scholars, Bernie’s Book Bank and Big Brothers Big Sisters. For fun, Grace loves trying various workout studios and sharing her fitness and wellness journey on her blog.