Gret joined Greenhouse Scholars after beginning her career in higher education. She graduated from Lake Forest College with a degree in English Writing, and continued her studies to earn a Masters in Non-Profit Management from Spertus College. During her graduate studies, she interned with the Illinois Holocaust Museum in their development office. Most recently Gret was a development officer for her alma mater, overseeing the major West Coast markets. A lifelong Chicagoan, Gret lives in the city with her husband.