Lea Chittenden is the associate program director at the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. She has been with the Center since the fall of 2006. Lea coordinates the Center’s Election Academy program, oversees public events , and provides fiscal, grant and operational management for the Center. Before joining the Center, Lea worked on various political campaigns and participated in a work abroad program in Edinburgh, Scotland. Lea graduated with college and major honors from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor of arts in history degree. While at UC-Santa Cruz, Lea spent a year studying abroad in Sevilla, Spain.