Background

After a year teaching a K-3rd class in an under-resourced Chicago neighborhood, Delaney studied economics with a focus on poverty, inequality, and policy at Stanford University. Outside of the classroom, she advanced a new therapy for marginalized youth as she interned for an Ashoka Globalizer social enterprise. Her work co-creating the organization’s vision, mission, and strategy amplified practices now impacting over 8,000 youth. As a Research Assistant at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Delaney studied television coverage of fake news. The forthcoming paper will be the first since the 2016 election to address the Federal Communication Commission’s regulation of false information.

Collaborating with other students, Delaney developed an interactive racial justice art display showcased by Stanford’s Coulter Art Gallery. She loved singing with Stanford’s premier choral ensemble and developing other leaders through InterVarsity, a nationwide faith-based student organization. In Delaney’s free time, you can find her swimming, rallying friends to try some new idea, or discussing a great read in her favorite coffee shop.