Danielle Tomson is a Communications Ph.D. student at Columbia Journalism School and Civic Hall ambassador. Before venturing into academia, she served as the founding Membership Director of Civic Hall. Her obsession with populism, political polarization, bipartisan communication strategies and institutional innovation motivates her research and writing agendas. She frequently consults non-profits and global corporates on executive leadership and communication strategies, particularly as they pertain to innovation and organizational change. She moonlights as a political satirist.