Breanna Gray is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Pennsylvania. Breanna’s research areas include the U.S. Congress, congressional rules, and the ways in which contemporary changes in Congress influence public policy outcomes—especially for communities of color, for women, and for low-income districts. Breanna has served as a teaching assistant at Penn in Constitutional Law, Race and Ethnic Politics, International Political Economy, and Introduction to International Relations. Breanna has also served on the Executive Board of the Graduate Student Government of the School of Arts & Sciences (SASgov) and has been a representative to the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (GAPSA). Breanna was previously a Congressional Liaison and an International Trade Specialist at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Breanna graduated from the University of Virginia receiving her Bachelor of Arts (2011) and her Master of Public Policy (2012).