Esther is a Bible and Ancient Near East doctoral student at Brandeis, baker, progressive activist, and not-so-secret nerd. She jumped into anti-war and environmental activism in her youth. While those causes still have a special place in her heart, fighting the recently escalating threats against immigrants and Muslims has become a particular passion. As lead of the Action Planning lab, her goal within IS is to help channel the anger and energy of progressives into concrete legislative pressure against Trump’s agenda. She spends her free time with her spouse, her pet degus, and fictional BioWare characters.