|Education:||M.P.A., University of Connecticut|
Ph.D. candidate, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Dana Balter was the 2018 Democratic nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives for New York's 24th Congressional District, losing to incumbent John Katko.
Balter earned a master's degree in public administration from the University of Connecticut and is a Ph.D. candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She began her career as a special education teacher at a nonprofit organization that provides support services to adults with cognitive disabilities, moving to director of education and then director of marketing and communications. She is now a visiting assistant teaching professor at the Maxwell School, teaching courses in citizenship, policy, administration and democracy.