I am a former Planned Parenthood counselor and clinic assistant, first in Michigan and then in Maryland. Both experiences enriched my understanding of reproductive rights and influenced my future school and career paths. I earned my M.A. in Sociology at American University, focusing on gender and family. My interests span a wide range, but much of what moves me to speak out involves abortion and sexuality, especially with a media twist. My graduate thesis was on the regulation of sexual content in film and television.