Ms. Graves earned her Bachelor of Science in Education and Speech Communication (1980) and a Master of Arts in Theatre Arts and Speech Communication (1988) from Texas State University, San Marcos. Ms. Graves has taught at East Central University since 2009 as an Adjunct Instructor in the Communication and Performance Studies program, and this past year also served as the Costume Shop Manager for the Theatre program. In addition, she taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Murray State College from 1995 to 2012. She also worked at Murray State College as the Public Information Officer from 2007 to 2009. Her previous experience as a public school teacher and forensics coach at Dickson Higher School from 1988-89 and at Gonzales high School in Texas from 1981-83 will be beneficial in leading the ECU Forensics program.