Lucie graduated from Vanderbilt University in 2011, where she received the university’s award for one of the top ten outstanding seniors, led a service organization focusing on development work and alternative spring break in Latin America, and served as Teach for America’s campus recruiter for Vanderbilt for three years. After completing her degree, Lucie joined the Teach for America Corps and moved to Memphis, TN for two years, teaching in high-poverty public schools there. Lucie found her passion for the operational side of school startup, and was a member of the founding team at KIPP Infinity Elementary School in Harlem as well as Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School in Memphis. After completing her commitment with Teach for America, Lucie moved back to Nashville and started Nashville Classical Charter School as the Founding Director of Operations. After three years there, she transitioned out in August 2016 and is currently working for a startup out of San Francisco called Zeal, which provides virtual living math coaching in a classroom for a fraction of the cost of tutors.