Linda Shealey Cook is Associate Director with a federal agency in Washington, DC. She holds a master’s degree in public health, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A native North Carolinian, Linda was community educator with North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence (NCARRV), a statewide organization that monitored white supremacist organizations, provided victims’ assistance, and developed and implemented the youth conference “Breaking the Cycle of Bigotry”. Linda has served in various capacities with political campaigns, including as campaign manager for a successful city councilor, GOTV for statewide campaigns, and overall campaign strategy. Linda is also an experienced grants administrator, with experience serving as program officer and senior program officer with private foundations and government funding entities. Linda resides in Northern Virginia with her husband Kevin and two children.