Katie M. Gordon is a doctoral candidate in the Sociology department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She was awarded her M.A. in Sociology in August 2018 and received her B.A. from Sonoma State University in Sociology with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies in 2015. Her research agenda focuses broadly on gender and political engagement, with an emphasis on factors that facilitate the candidate emergence process for women. Her dissertation work analyzes how feminist collective action frames were used to mobilize women’s increased political participation following the 2016 presidential election. Katie works primarily with Dr. Kathleen Fallon and Dr. Nicholas H. Wilson. She is also an elected representative of the Sociological Practice and Public Sociology section of the American Sociological Association. In addition, Katie serves as a Commissioner on the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, representing District 2 (Petaluma, California).