Nanette Vaughn aka Grace Ordiales-Vaughn was born in Manila, Philippines; went to St Theresa’s College Manila and later transferred to De La Salle Zobel School. Her parents are criminal lawyer Jaime Ordiales and Paz Fernandez, housewife.
She left the Philippines in 1984, to join her mother in the United States. After graduating at Bakersfield High School, she studied at the Los Angeles Community College, then Santa Monica College for her Associate degree in General Science. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration at Grand Canyon University, while working for the City of Los Angeles, graduating in 2012. She also got her Master’s in Public Administration with emphasis in Healthcare Management in 2014, from the Grand Canyon University.
Grace and colleagues from De La Salle founded the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Tri-County in the Inland Empire. She was elected interim president for two years. On the side, she’s creating a non-profit organization.