Kandace Montgomery

School: 

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Hometown: 

Parsonsfield, ME

Academic Concentration: 

Public Health, Social Justice, Community Organizing

Bio: 

Internship Summary: Wrote grant proposals for the Mothers Among Us prison support group; and organized a community screening and discussion of the film “Prison Lullabies” to explore the intersections of race, gender, and prisons.

Biography: Kandace is energetic and loves to make people laugh through her sarcasm, constant commentary, and overall bubbly personality. She studied in Seville, Spain for past three months and traveled for a month after. She began doing social justice work in high school around sexual violence but really got into it in college after taking Grassroots Community Development, a service learning, alternative spring break, awesomness course. She will be facilitating it for the upcoming year! It allowed her to learn a lot about herself and how her identity influences every space she enters. Her hope for the future is to somehow take everything she has learned, keep learning and move toward a world that she knows can be better. Kandace is also an Educator Advocate for the EWC at Umass and is ridiculously pumped to work with Prison Birth Project to learn more about organizing around issues that specifically deal with the needs of women, a topic that interests and motivates her the most. Also, Kandace is passionately obsessed with the anything that is purple!