Dr. Stephanie Taylor started her career as a union organizer in Appalachia, and has spent 20 years shaping national progressive politics. As the co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and the Progressive Change Institute (PCI), she’s pioneered new ways to use technology to support thousands of candidates as they run for office, and to empower the activism of one million grassroots members. She’s a frequent commentator in the news on working-class politics, and has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, The Nation, American Prospect, and others. She’s been honored by the Congressional Progressive Caucus for her work, and is a founding member of the influential Women in Politics and Technology (WIPT) community. Taylor holds a BA from the University of Virginia, an MFA from Columbia, and a PhD in American history from Georgetown, where she wrote a dissertation on workers, citizenship, and the Constitution. She lives with her family in Pennsylvania and Washington DC, and is the mom and stepmom of four awesome girls.