Shannon Laliberte is the Work Study at the Oakland Institute helping with research and analysis. Prior to this, Shannon worked at the grassroots level, working with communities at the Healthcare for the Homeless Harm Reduction Center and at the Sacred Alliances For Grassroots Equality (SAGE) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shannon is currently completing her master’s degree in Activism and Social Change at the New College of California, San Francisco. Shannon also volunteers at the Tibetan Aid Project and at the Seva Foundation in Berkeley, California. She lives in Oakland, California and can be reached at [email protected].