Empowering communities and igniting change, Dara Gaines is a political scientist and organizer with deep roots in rural Arkansas. With a career spanning from grassroots mobilization to shaping policy at the highest levels, Dara's passion for creating a positive impact has been evident from her early days as the Deputy Field Director for the Chris Jones for Governor campaign to her current role as a Ph.D. candidate at Northwestern University, where she delves into the complexities of political incorporation for rural African Americans in the South. Her unique blend of expertise and experience makes her a force to be reckoned with in politics and advocacy.
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