Before coming to Deerfield, Prudence spent four years teaching world history and psychology at Carolina Day School in Asheville, NC, in addition to being the assistant field hockey coach. Prudence holds a Master’s Degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a BA in African Studies and Human Rights from Bard College. Prudence has traveled extensively abroad, including living in Senegal while she completed field work for her undergraduate thesis on Mauritania’s role in the war on terrorism. For a number of years before teaching, Prudence lived and worked in Washington, DC, where her professional research interests were focused on the intersection of counterterrorism and human rights, with a focus on Africa. Prudence attended boarding school in her home state of Connecticut.