Patricia serves as Associate Director of Field Building Operations managing work that elevates civic education and engagement as a national priority in order to protect and strengthen America’s constitutional democracy. Through the Educating for American Democracy initiative and CivXNow Coalition, these efforts reimagine, promote, expand, and deliver relevant, inclusive, and engaging civic learning to ensure all students have access to quality civic education and are prepared with the knowledge and skills necessary to assume their rights and responsibilities to participate in civic life in our increasingly dynamic, polarized, and digital society. Prior to joining iCivics, Patricia studied Political Science, with a concentration in American Government, and Public Administration, with a concentration in State and Municipal Government Management, at American University in Washington, DC. Following grad school, she returned to her native Massachusetts and served as Field Director, Campaign Manager, then Chief of Staff to State Representative Michael S. Day. Outside of the office, she spends her time crafting, volunteering with the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) and Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC), and binge watching bad reality tv.