Dr. Pace received her B. A. in psychology from Davidson College in 1993 and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia in 1999. After an internship at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, Dr. Pace accepted a position as a Staff Psychologist at the Diagnostic and Counseling Center, part of Johns Hopkins University's Center for Talented Youth (CTY). In her role at the Diagnostic and Counseling Center, Dr. Pace conducted psychological and psycho-educational assessments to evaluate learning disabilities, ADHD, and behavior and emotional concerns in children, adolescents, and young adults. In her 13 years at CTY, Dr. Pace developed expertise in assessing "twice exceptional" students, i.e., gifted students with learning, behavior, and/or emotional difficulties. In 2011, she became the director of CTY's Diagnostic and Counseling Center.
Dr. Pace's family moved to Atlanta in the summer of 2012, and she became a postdoctoral fellow at CAMP in September. In the CAMP clinic, Dr. Pace conducts assessments and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and young adults. Her interests include psychological/psycho-educational assessment, learning disabilities and ADHD, emotional and academic concerns of gifted students, and child/adolescent anxiety disorders. Dr. Pace joined the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine in September 2013.