Lauren Hunter is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Maryland. She studies rhetoric and political culture with a focus on food and social change. Lauren is also a graduate assistant for the Mark and Heather Rosenker Center for Political Communication & Civic Leadership. She is a co-editor of the Recovering Democracy Archives Project and she serves as assistant to the directors of the NEH-funded Voices of Democracy: The U.S. Oratory Project. Lauren earned her M.A. from the University of Maryland and her B.A. and B.S. from Georgia Southern University.