I am currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Swarthmore College. I was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Social Science and Policy Forum at the University of Pennsylvania. I received a Ph.D. in political science from MIT in 2013, a MPP from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004, and a B.A. from Howard University in 2000. Prior to enrolling at MIT, I spent two years (2004-2006) as a Lead Researcher (and occasional rabble-rouser) with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), where I worked on organizing campaigns in South Florida. I currently live in Philadelphia with my husband and twin (!!) toddler daughters.