Leslie Finger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard University.  Her dissertation examines state-level education politics in the U.S.  In particular, she studies the impact of education reform groups and accountability policy legacies in accomplishing education reform even in states with strong teachers unions.  Her research interests also include teachers' unions and education politics comparatively, particularly in Latin America.  She is a section instructor and thesis advisor, and works with Professor Dustin Tingley as the Project Manager of ABLConnect, an online active learning resource database.