Jace graduated from University College London in 2018 with a degree in History as a mature student. Prior to that he worked with young people in a variety of positions. He first started working with young people in a vinspired youth action group, where he helped to organise local anti-bullying and anti-racism campaigns. He then lived in Norway for two years, working at an outdoor activity camp and international school. Here he both supervised and led outdoor activities for students at the international school and children from Norwegian schools. After he returned to England he worked part time at a youth club while he pursued his degree.