E.T. Sonner Kehrt is a freelance journalist currently studying at U.C. Berkeley. She is interested in inequality, power distribution, and democratization, as well as design. Prior to journalism, she was a Coast Guard officer, working in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, the Caribbean, and West Africa. Sonner holds a B.S. in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, where she served as the Executive Officer of the Corps of Cadets, and an M.A. in Democracy and Governance Studies from Georgetown University. She is a proud native New Jerseyan.