Ms Hart graduated with a BA in French and Anthropology. While at the university she lived in La Maison Francaise, a Living-Learning community where students use French outside the classroom. Ms. Hart also spent a year studying in Paris.
She says "My French studies at the University at Albany have prepared me for my fast-paced position with the New York City council, which serves a diverse community. I use French every day at work. My knowledge of the French language allows me to communicate with our large francophone constituency on a daily basis."