The Analyst Institute

We’re passionate about using science to help win elections and advance progressive policies.

We’re a mix of political scientists, campaign operatives, math whizzes, and management consultants from diverse backgrounds. Over-represented populations include foodies, athletes, and game nerds.

Meet the team members

Rachel Arenstein

Lead Communications Strategist

Madeleine Boutet

Analyst, Meta-Analysis

Christina Coloroso

Executive Director

Saul Cunow

Director of Research

Hannah Ehrenberg

Operations & Development Associate

Jeff Ferguson

Lead Analyst

Maya Gutierrez

Senior Research Manager

Heather Hicks

Research Manager

Shana Holmes

Director of Operations

Lauren Keane

Managing Director of Operations, Finance, and Culture

Marisha Kirtane

Director of Donor Partnerships

Danielle Lemi

Senior Meta-Analysis Research Manager

Juan Machado

Senior Analyst

Cherie Martin

Senior Reproductive Advocacy Program Specialist

Quentin Mays

Director of Partnerships & Community Engagement

Becca McGarity


Samantha Sekar

Senior Research Manager

Keira Stearns

Deputy Director of Research Strategy

Miya Woolfalk

Managing Director of Research, Programs, and Partnerships

Hibba Meraay

Senior Program Strategist

Sara Mitchell

Senior Program Strategist

Urooj Mughal

Deputy Director of Partnerships & Community Engagement

Shayna O'Reilly

Senior HR Associate

Simon Parsons

Senior Data and Analytics Engineer

Sam Roth


David Searle

Lead Research Manager

Liesel Spangler

Senior Data Scientist