Annie Maselli is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Education Policy Studies at Penn State. Her research interests include the relationship between place, equity, and education and issues of educational access and spatial justice. Serving as a research associate with the Center on Rural Education and Communities, she is particularly interested in how rural schools can address issues of social inequity and community development. Prior to pursuing a doctoral degree full-time, Annie served as an educator for 10 years and received her M.Ed. in Community Development and Action from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.