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Grace Jackson has over 10 years of experience designing, conducting, analyzing, presenting and publishing cutting-edge research in the Social Sciences. She currently works as a Quantitative User Experience Researcher at Facebook on the News Feed Quality and Integrity Team.

Before joining Facebook, Grace completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the
University of California, Los Angeles, a Masters Degree in General Psychology at New York University, and dual Bachelor degrees in Communication and Psychology from the University of Southern California.

Grace's academic
research has investigated the trajectory of relationships to understand what factors predict why some relationships fail when others succeed over time. She makes use of advanced quantitative methods to better understand the roles of internal psychological processes as well as external (social and environmental) forces that can affect marital quality and longevity in the early years of marriage. Her research examines the effects of financial and social capital on relationships through multilevel modeling and social network analysis, person perception processes, the effects of our relationships on health outcomes, as well as statistical and research methodology.

Her research has been featured in the Huffington Post, Daily Mail, International Business Times, United Press International, CBS Houston and the Science of Relationships and published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the Journal of Marriage and Family and the Journal of Family Psychology.