Dibner is beginning her final year of the Educational Policy doctoral
program. Before graduate school, Kenne worked as a program director for a high–capacity after school program in Brooklyn in addition to teaching civics and community organizing to high school students and serving on the YMCA’s After School Advisory Board. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from Skidmore College in 2005.
Kenne is currently living in Washington, DC where she is working on completing her dissertation. Her work focuses on the role of the federal government in institutionalizing military recruiting in public high schools. Additionally, Kenne is interested in the politics of education, specifically as they pertain to the creation and assessment of federal education legislation. She spent summer of 2008 as a legal intern for the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and Labor in Washington, D.C, where she honed her interests.