Flannery is the Director of Programs for Rise. She comes to Rise with an eclectic background in modern dance and choreography, immigration law, grassroots activism, hospitality, and sports and events marketing. In 2016, she joined Rise as a volunteer and helped write and pass the Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights in both California and New York. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Long Island University Brooklyn and a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She is originally from New York City.