Hillary Kenkel was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, and currently works for Cincinnati City Councilmember David Mann. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, and is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society. She discovered her passion for progressive engagement and public service by canvassing for local and national political candidates, organizing events and fundraisers, and growing up in Cincinnati's diverse community.
Prior to completing her college degree, Hillary worked in a wide variety of employment sectors. The people she met and the experiences she had motivated her to pursue a career in public service. During her time as a student at the University of Cincinnati, she was able to study public policy and authored a paper about demographic disparities in public opinion about capital punishment, which she presented at the All Politics is Local Conference at Walsh University.
As the Community Affairs Advisor for Cincinnati City Councilmember David Mann's, she has had the opportunity to listen to hundreds of residents of the City of Cincinnati, to assist them, and to work with them to achieve better local policy. She is passionate about achieving equity amongst people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, responsible stewardship of environmental resources, and empowering others to realize their potential to impact progress. In her spare time, she writes theatrical reviews for ArtsWave, trains for marathons, and enjoys planning events and performing music.