Francesca Gamber (Ph.D. 2010) lives in Baltimore, where she has worked in nonprofits, higher education, and K-12 education for the past fifteen years. In 2015, she became the founding head of school at Bard High School Early College Baltimore, a public school where students can graduate with both a high school diploma and a tuition-free associate's degree. She is an editorial board member for Commonplace: The Journal of Early American Life, an alumni admissions interviewer for Harvard, and has been an application reader for the Telluride Association summer programs. She has taught at Bard Early College, the University of Baltimore, and the University of Maryland Global Campus in African-American, women's, and LGBTQ history as well as community studies. Frankie's studies at SIU trained her to consider opposing points of view and to integrate the stories of marginalized communities into the American narrative.