Cicia is a second-year graduate student in American Politics and Political Theory. They spent the last seven years as a community organizer, trainer, and facilitator, and have supported dozens of political organizations in developing effective strategies and building powerful teams. As the Training & Research Director at Momentum, they trained over a thousand organizers working on climate justice, immigration, abolition and more in the theory and practical methods of building social movements. Their first organizing campaigns were on minimum wage, paid sick leave, and criminal justice campaigns with the Massachusetts Faith in Action (formerly PICO) affiliate. Their research interests focus on the role that protests and social movements have on political discourse, common sense, and party priorities, and how constituencies can translate short-term mobilizations into sustained collective power and coercive potential. They graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics, where they studied the effects of inequality across race, class, and gender.