Chelsea Kiene is the Special Assistant for the American Progress Communications Team. Chelsea is from Weston, Ohio, and is a 2012 graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where she received a B.A. in strategic communications and political science. Prior to joining American Progress, Chelsea was an intern with The Huffington Post’s political bureau in Washington, D.C. She also served as press secretary for the Angela Zimmann for U.S. Congress campaign in the 2012 election. During her undergraduate career at Miami University, Chelsea completed a communications and media relations internship at Equality Ohio and was an active member of College Democrats, University Senate, and the College Ambassador program. Chelsea also worked as a writing consultant at Miami University’s Howe Writing Center and served as managing editor of Miami Quarterly magazine.