I am a Sociology PhD candidate at the University of New Hampshire. I live with my husband Drew in Newark, Delaware. I currently teach Sociology at Great Bay Community College and work as a research assistant with the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. Prior to my PhD studies, I worked as a community organizer for Americans for Democratic Action, a middle school, Kindergarten, and GED teacher, and for the Sierra Club. I served four years (two terms) as a city councilperson in Newark, Delaware, during which I was the youngest elected official in the state. I have a BA in Politics from Oberlin College, an MPA in State & Local Management from the University of Delaware, and an MA in Secondary Teaching from Wilmington University.