Ms. Gray began her career in education, later adding both juris doctorate and educational leadership degrees. She retired from teaching AP Economics at University High School in 2013 but continues to read AP exams for the College Board. She has been honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar Educator, a Flinn Foundation Outstanding Educator and has been recognized by the University of Arizona for her teaching. She is also a member of the Arizona Bar. Ms. Gray retired as Director of Educator Programs at the Thomas R. Brown Foundation in 2019.