As the Communications Director at Democracy Works, Tanene gets to tell the story of how we upgrade the infrastructure of democracy, improve the voting experience, and increase voter participation. Originally from California, Tanene got her start in democratic engagement by holding public office in San Francisco as a teenager. Since then her career has focused on the intersection of policy and communications that lead to behavioral change. This work has led her everywhere from MTV to working with women leaders in South Africa. She earned a BA in political science from San Francisco State University and a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. When not talking about her love of democracy, Tanene can be found hiking with her perfect dog, or wandering the streets of her beloved East Village.