Grace Poe is the adopted daughter of Susan Roces and Fernando Poe Jr.Mary Grace Poe-Llamanzares.
She was an active leader and public speaker since her elementary years, she was a champion debater during her high school years, and a student council officer in college. She took up Development Studies at the University of the Philippines-Manila, but eventually finished Political Science (Government and Political Theory) at Boston College. As a mother of three, she is very involved in the welfare of her family, but she also a strong passion to be as equally involved in national affairs – living up to the legacy that her father left her.
She said that her husband who worked in the US for a long time made some adjustments here in the Philippines. Her three children were adjusting too. Her son Brian is planning to enroll in UP but he was not sure of the result of the UOCAT because there were questions there which were in Filiino. Her two daughters are studying in Assumption.