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

Aaron Strauss

Executive Director

Lauren Keane

Managing Director

Taylor Brooks


Saul Cunow

Engagement Director

Mahelet Fekade


Jeff Ferguson


Daniel Gonzales

Strategy Director

Karuna Koppula

Senior Political Associate and Operations Manager

Zoe Helding

Software Engineer

Leo Liu

Senior Research Manager

Shira Miller

Director of Community Partnerships and Senior Advisor for Political Strategy

Olivia Robinson

Political Analyst

Josh Rosmarin

Engagement Director

Michael Schwam-Baird

Research Manager / Analyst

Rachel Silbermann

Research Manager

Lena Tom

Data & Engagement Director

Miya Woolfalk

Senior Research Manager