Wallace served in the Illinois House of Representatives July 30, 2014 to January 2019; she is the first Black Woman to represent the 67th District in the Illinois General Assembly. Wallace earned a reputation as an adept policy-maker able to lead fellow legislators to support causes she believes in. She began her career as a therapist, working with children and adults experiencing mental health issues as well as child abuse victims, families in crisis, and people with histories of substance abuse. After completing her master’s degree and doctorate at Northern Illinois University, Wallace worked as an adjunct professor at NIU and at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. Wallace recently came in second for Lieutenant Governor with state Sen. Daniel Biss in the most expensive gubernatorial primary in the country(Illinois). Wallace is mother to a son named Isaiah.