I'm an Associate Director at Whitman Insight Strategies.
What does this mean? Basically, I conduct quantitative (polling) and qualitative (focus groups) opinion research on a range of topics for political candidates, issue advocacy organizations, and major corporations.
This expertise in messaging strategy and targeting research has led to important victories in key political races and in several issue spaces related to public health, immigration, strengthening labor unions, civil rights and voting, democracy reform, and political engagement and participation.
The soundbite: I help organizations and campaigns develop and refine their message to more effectively communicate with their target audience.
Recent work extends to clients such as IKEA, Lincoln Financial Group, NYC Votes, and the NYC Department of Health.
I hold a BA in political science and geography from the George Washington University, and am a RIVA Institute trained moderator who has facilitated countless focus groups, in-depth interviews, and ethnographies over the years.
While I currently live in New York City, in recent years I have also shared my time between Washington, D.C., London, and Rhode Island.
Here's a sense of what others have said about me and my work...
While the kind folks at Twitchy have often referred to me as "the word police," others have been a bit more kind in their reviews as "an ace on polling and data." Vanity Fair is much too kind in their endorsement of me as an "enlightened political observer," and for some reason, I was included in a Huffington Post list of the "25 Top Millennials In American News And Politics."