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I have a B.A. in Philosophy and Women's Studies, an M.A. in Industrial Relations, and I defended my Ph.D. in political science in 2008.  All degrees are from the University of Minnesota. 
A native Minnesotan, I have a deep sense of place and seek to contribute to my community in and around St. Paul.

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My interests include policy studies, in particular the interaction of democratic practices with the policy process; environmental policy; democratic theory; the political thought of John Dewey and David Hume; qualitative methods.
I am also committed to supporting first generation college students and students from other under represented groups.

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Professional memberships:  Western Political Science Association, American Political Science Association, American Historical Association, The Hume Society
Member of the Citizens Advisory Committee for the Capitol Region Watershed District, Saint Paul, Minnesota

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