Graham was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. She moved to Raleigh in 1996 when she married Keith. They have two teenage boys who go to Raleigh Charter High School.
Graham graduated from Belmont Abbey College with a BA in Special Education. She taught school until she started having children. While she was a stay at home mom, Graham was busy with the Junior League. She co-chaired Shopping Spree, served as Vice President of Ways and Means and Membership committees, co-chaired NC Governor’s Inaugural Ball, and was one of the Co- Chairs for the Capital Campaign for the New Community Learning Center. Graham has been PTA President for her sons’ elementary, middle school and high school. She was a co-chair for the Capital Campaign for the new Education Building at Beth Meyer Synagogue, where she has taught Sunday school for eleven years.
In 2012, Graham went back to work at United Arts Council as their Special Events Coordinator, working to raise money for the Artist in the School program. From July 2016 to the present, she has worked as the Inaugural Ball Development Director.
She currently is Treasurer of the City of Raleigh Museum Friends group, and on the Board of Raleigh Charter High School and Raleigh Fine Arts.