Mary Grace Donaldson
Mary Grace (or Gracie, as she’s often known) is a freelance writer, social media manager and singer, who holds a “day job” in her family’s automotive business. She became a Yankees fan at age seven when she was allowed to stay up past her bedtime to watch the 1996 World Series. She earned her dual Bachelor’s degree in Communications/Media Studies and Religious and Theological Studies from Salve Regina University, located in Red Sox Nation in Newport, Rhode Island, but had enough of New England and earned her Master’s degree in Public Communications/Media Studies from Fordham University, down the block from Yankee Stadium. Mary Grace and her dad (her sports writing inspiration and co-conspirator on all things Yankees) sat in the last row at Game Two of the 2009 World Series and took great pride in yelling Who’s Your Daddy to Pedro Martinez along with the rest of the Yankee Stadium crowd. She was also in attendance at Game Four of the 2017 ALDS, as well as Derek Jeter’s 3,000th hit game in 2011. She has met Joe Girardi, David Cone and her favorite Yankee of all-time, Mariano Rivera… but her current goal is to meet Aaron Judge. Mary Grace lives in her hometown of Long Island, NY, where she still watches as many games as she can with her dad, and where her mom knows that if there’s yelling in the house, it means the that Yankees did something good. She is excited to be part of BBB and to represent women in a genre in which they are often underrepresented.