Senator Grace Poe is the daughter of National Artist Fernando Poe Jr. and veteran actress Susan Roces. She finished high school at Assumption-Makati, where she excelled in oratorical competitions and was named Captain of the Assumption Debating Team. She studied at the University of the Philippines (UP) and Boston College in Massachusetts, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree major in Political Science. She is also a Lee Kuan Yew fellow of Singapore.

Senator Poe garnered the highest number of votes ever received by a candidate in the entire Philippine election history (more than 20 million) in the May 2013 elections. This overwhelming mandate inspires her to work hard towards her father’s dream of uplifting the lives of the Filipino masses.

Her main advocacies include the passage of a Freedom of Information (FOI) law and the promotion of proper child nutrition through a national schoolfeeding program.