Monica Potts was a Class of 2016 & 2017 New America Fellow. She will write a book about the dilemmas facing poor women and explore the idea of a second-chance society. Previously, Potts spent four years at The American Prospect magazine, covering poverty and economic opportunity in the United States. She won a Sidney award from the Sidney Hillman Foundation in 2012, a David Pike Award for covering homelessness in 2013, and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for 2013. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and has a M.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.