Leslie Finger is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Government at Harvard University.  Her dissertation focuses on the historical development of U.S. state teachers' unions as a result of collective bargaining law, and the modern day impact of state-level teachers' unions on education policymaking during the 2000s.  Her research interests also include teachers' unions 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.