Kristy Hammond has worked for United Academics since February of 2014. Previously, she co-founded Cornbread Cafe, Eugene's premier vegan comfort food restaurant, and also spent seven years with the Civil Liberties Defense Center. Kristy is a native of Wisconsin and has lived in Eugene for fifteen years where she takes every opportunity afforded to her to enjoy the outdoors with her family.
Elizabeth Pellerito comes to United Academics from Lansing, Michigan, where she worked at the Union of Nontenure-Track Faculty at Michigan State University [www.untf.org]. She became active in the labor movement while completing her PhD on nineteenth-century theories of genetics and heredity, and never looked back once she made the switch to full-time labor organizing. She spends a lot of time talking about her cats and looks forward to exploring Oregon!
David Cecil has worked in the labor movement for the last 15 years, most of those years with the Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation. Before his union career, he attended graduate school here at the UO, earning a MA in History, before discovering that he loved bargaining contracts more than he loved 19th-cenutry American medical-legal history. He does love bargaining contracts.
In his spare time, he drinks beer on the patio with his wife, tends to his blossoming record collection, walks his dog, and sleeps.