Cadence Willse is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Digital Civil Society lab. Her research focuses on interest groups, philanthropy and policy in the United States. Her current book project explores the changing role of civic advocacy in American politics, focusing on the rapid increase in philanthropy in public schools.
Cadence received her PhD in Political Science from Brown University, where she was a Graduate Fellow in Community Engaged Scholarship at the Swearer Center and a Graduate Assistant at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy. Prior to attending Brown, Cadence worked for a nonprofit focused on college access for low-income students in the Boston Public Schools.