About Us

Who We Are

Making blue waves in progressive fundraising

Since early 2017, GA Campaigns has been on the forefront of using data to drive fundraising for progressive campaigns, causes, and organizations. As the political landscape has grown, so have we – initially born in a call-time room as a way to make the call-time process more effective, our service has expanded significantly. The ongoing expansion of our database through private acquisition of campaigns, non-profits, and other left-leaning causes, has fueled our growth and development as a company. We’ve become experts in digital audience curation, mobile phone lists, bulk email acquisition, and fundraising strategy. Following the 2020 cycle, our database includes information on 20+ million left-leaning American donors with disposable income.

In the 2020 cycle, our hyper-targeted and personalized lists helped more than 1,000 campaigns raise more than $228 million from 3.1 million contributions nationwide.

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Grassroots Analytics' mission is to provide innovative data solutions to amplify forward thinking voices, causes, and people.

Team

Campaign Strategy

Joey Mamlin

Director of Campaigns + Technical Director
As a proud Ohioan, Joey is eager to assist in the effort of turning districts blue across all levels of government in the great Midwest. He has advised dozens of Red to Blue campaigns with GAC since 2018, and looks forward to flipping more seats in the upcoming cycle. Joey has particular expertise in helping campaigns responsibly build email programs, and making innovative call time lists.
 
EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and American Studies, The George Washington University

WHAT EXCITES JOEY?
American History
A nice stereo sound system
Cleveland sports

Kiara Madar

Fundraising Strategist

Kiara joined GAC after serving most recently as Deputy Finance Director for Nina Turner. Previously, she worked on Desiree Tims’ DCCC targeted Red to Blue campaign, and got her start in her home district of TX-24 on Kim Olson’s campaign. Kiara is passionate about electing strong women to office.

EDUCATION
B.A., Historical Archaeology, University of York

WHAT EXCITES KIARA?
All the trashiest reality TV
Harry Potter (go Slytherin)
Her dog, Tyler, and her birds, Caeto and Pippin

Denisha Ragland

Fundraising Strategist

Denisha is an East Tennessee native who joined the Grassroots Analytics team after serving as the Call Time Manager and Special Assistant for Nina Turner. She is passionate about electing progressive candidates with new and exciting ideas and strategies up and down the ballot.

EDUCATION
B.A., Global Studies, Political Science, University of Tennessee

WHAT EXCITES DENISHA?
BlPOC and women candidates
Reading
International Travel

Trisa Chakraborty

Fundraising Strategist
Prior to Grassroots, Trisa served in many roles on local, state, and national campaigns in Indiana/the Midwest. She is devoted to empowering and fighting for the rights of underserved communities, having spent the past year in a leading role vaccinating and advocating for the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout her time in college she has conducted multidisciplinary academic research in cancer related immunotherapy, labor economics,
medicaid/medicare, and social justice movements. She is committed to elevating the voices of minority groups and propelling candidates and organizations that can make a difference in their community through inspiration and authenticity.
 
EDUCATION 
B.S., Biochemistry, Political Science, and Healthcare Management & Policy; Minor
in Spanish and Biology, Indiana University
 
WHAT EXCITES TRISA?
Electing more women/BIPOC candidates 
Intersectionality of health policy, medical care, and health administration
Ethiopian food

Yenifer Rodriguez

Fundraising Strategist

Yenifer is a Florida native who is passionate about progressive, female candidates in office. Her interest in political fundraising sparked when she joined the Florida Democratic Party's Finance department as an intern in 2020. At the FDP, she analyzed logistics to promote finance initiatives and developed fundraising campaigns. She then joined Senator Karen Carter Peterson's campaign to represent Lousiana's 2nd Congressional District as a campaign assistant for the field and finance team. Yenifer is eager to learn new groundbreaking fundraising strategies from GAC to help make Democratic dreams come true.

EDUCATION
B.S., Political Science, Minor in Sociology, Florida State University

WHAT EXCITES YENIFER?
Big foodie
Binge-watching shows
Outdoors

Morgan Kull

Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to join the team full time after serving as a Summer Data Analyst. She recently graduated with her master's degree in public policy from University of Illinois at Chicago, and is excited to be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Pryor Krugman

Data Analyst

A proud Atlanta native, Pryor comes to Grassroots to support and uplift progressive campaigns in the American South. After dancing with Atlanta Ballet for 12 years, Pryor began work in nonprofit arts development and management where he garnered extensive fundraising, public relations, and customer service experience. Pryor officially made the shift to the political sphere during the 2020 Election Cycle when he worked with voter mobilization organizations in Georgia and joined now-Senator Jon Ossoff’s campaign. While his experience on the campaign trail was life changing, Pryor is excited to join the Grassroots team where he will work directly with multiple campaigns of all different sizes on the federal, state and local levels--helping them in their effort to make important, long lasting change in this country.

EDUCATION 
B.A., Government and B.A., Artistic Production and Management, Wesleyan University

WHAT EXCITES PRYOR?
Traveling to a new destination (he tries to do this at least once a year)
Commercial airplanes (not a joke)
Delicious meals with friends and family
His dream of someday owning a big, fluffy, orange cat named Polenta

Jessie Koch

Data Analyst

Jessie is a Maryland native with a passion for creating effective, grassroots fundraising strategies for progressive campaigns. She joins Grassroots Analytics after serving on both statewide and local campaigns in her home state, spearheading fundraising or assisting the finance team. Jessie is passionate about political "outsiders," flipping red states blue, and strong, female candidates.

Chris Pearcey

Data Analyst

Born and raised in Florida, Chris joined the GAC team after most recently serving as the Call Time Manager for Sarah Godlewski’s Senate campaign. Citing his experiences organizing and in a previous role where he helped facilitate the teaching and placement of political neophytes on campaigns across the country, Chris is driven by his want to see the most equitable world possible. Chris is a graduate of Wake Forest University, where he double majored in History and Economics, while balancing life as a student-athlete on the football team.

EDUCATION
B.A., Economics and History, Wake Forest University

WHAT EXCITES CHRIS?
- Karaoke
- His sport fandoms (Tampa Bay Bucs/Rays and Chicago Cubs specifically)
- Exploring National Parks

Amatullah Contractor

Campaign Talent Recruiter

Amatullah is a dedicated community organizer with a passion for civic engagement and helping underestimated communities build and wield their collective power. Prior to this role, Amatullah served as the team lead of Emgage’s Texas chapter where she helped build power within the Muslim community by engaging the community in electoral participation and grassroots advocacy.

EDUCATION:
B.A., Political Science, University of Houston

WHAT EXCITES AMATULLAH?
Voting rights
Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Cultural immersion

Sales

Diego Dew

Director, Campaign Sales + Director, Intern Programming

Diego is a Bay Area native and former organizer who is passionate about electing Democrats at all levels of government. Diego joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer for the Gina Ortiz Jones for Congress campaign. Previously, he worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative intern for Representatives Jackie Speier and Ruben Gallego. He is excited by GAC’s potential to democratize campaigning, thereby widening the big Democratic tent even further.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science; Minor in Theatre and Performance Studies, Stanford University

WHAT EXCITES DIEGO?
Snatching power away from Mitch McConnell’s purple hands
Scorsese, Shakespeare, and Selling Sunset
Steph Curry launching from deep

Julia Murray

Director, Acquisition Sales

Julia joined the Grassroots team as a data contractor while attending Syracuse University. She’s excited to bring campaign experience on local and federal campaigns from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and New York to the team, and is incredibly proud of the progressive changes that Grassroots’ technology makes possible for candidate fundraising.

EDUCATION
B.A., Citizenship and Civic Engagement and Political Science, Syracuse University

WHAT EXCITES JULIA?
Young women running for all levels of office
Podcasts about political scandals + art heists
Syracuse basketball and the Boston Red Sox

Danny Cooper

Director, GA Media + Northeast Regional Sales Lead

Danny is a native New Yorker who joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer with the Arizona Coordinated Campaign during the 2020 cycle. Previously, he worked as a Legislative Assistant advocating for immigration justice for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is proud to join GAC in its mission of democratizing progressive politics and looks forward to helping Democrats win at the local, state, and federal levels.

EDUCATION
BSJ, Journalism; Northwestern University

WHAT EXCITES DANNY?
Progressive victories
Finding new recipes
The rare instances when the Mets and Jets win

Julia Trainor

Acquisition Associate

Julia joined Grassroots Analytics after spearheading digital fundraising campaigns for candidates at the national and local levels. Having advised organizations dedicated to voting rights, the environment, and women's health, Julia is passionate about driving change in communities through online fundraising and mobilization. She is a Worcester, MA native, and studied communications at Syracuse University, where her interest in politics blossomed.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and Public Relations, Syracuse University


WHAT EXCITES JULIA?
Cats
Reality TV
GOTV
Nerding out over data

Sarah Ortner

Southeast Regional Sales Lead

Sarah is native Floridian who got her start in politics at just nine years old, volunteering to canvas and make phone calls for President Obama during the 2008 election with her hometown's Democratic Club. The rest, as they say, is history! Since then, she has specialized in business development, community engagement, fundraising, sales and volunteer management at various nonprofits and progressive political campaigns. Sarah is passionate about GAC's use of data to drive fundraising, and aims to help Democrats use the available tools to win elections up and down the ballot!

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science and Mass Communications, University of South Florida

WHAT EXCITES SARAH?
Electing diverse, progressive candidates at all levels of government
Traveling to exciting new places
True crime books, documentaries and podcasts

Danny Cooper

Director, GA Media + Northeast Regional Sales Lead

Danny is a native New Yorker who joined the Grassroots team after serving as a Field Organizer with the Arizona Coordinated Campaign during the 2020 cycle. Previously, he worked as a Legislative Assistant advocating for immigration justice for the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism. He is proud to join GAC in its mission of democratizing progressive politics and looks forward to helping Democrats win at the local, state, and federal levels.

EDUCATION
BSJ, Journalism; Northwestern University

WHAT EXCITES DANNY?
Progressive victories
Finding new recipes
The rare instances when the Mets and Jets win

Digital

Meghan McAnespie

Digital Director

Meghan joins Grassroots Analytics following digital strategy and training roles at Washington D.C based digital firms. She has spearheaded digital strategy for Democratic candidates across the country and up and down the ballot. Her specialty has been digital fundraising for top Red to Blue Congressional races. Previously, Meghan was a Field Organizer in Ohio for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. She graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C and is a Lowell, Massachusetts native.

 

WHAT EXCITES MEGHAN?
Training
Online fundraising hauls in down ballot races
Pad Thai

Elvin Bruno

Director, Mobile Fundraising

Elvin is an expert organizer, fundraiser, and movement builder with a decade of experience. He has worked for nonprofits and on political campaigns at the local, statewide, and presidential levels. Elvin is an alum of both the Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden campaigns for President. He enjoys going to his local CrossFit gym and hanging out with friends and his Goldendoodle, Fitzgerald.

EDUCATION
BBA, Finance, Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst

WHAT EXCITES ELVIN?
SMS Fundraising
Food
Refreshing ActBlue

Robin Miller

Digital Training Manager

Robin Miller is a current graduate student at American University in Washington, DC. Robin is a passionate campaign wonk who has worked on campaigns in her hometown of Westford, Massachusetts up to the national level. Robin specializes in digital fundraising through email and advertising, bringing her experience from a Democratic digital firm in the 2020 campaign cycle. Robin has received training from AU's Campaign Management Institute and Emerge MA's Campaign Manager Bootcamp.

 

EDUCATION 
M.P.A., American University, Class of 2022 B.A., Political Science, American University, Class of 2021

 

WHAT EXCITES ROBIN?
Progressive female candidates
Her dog, Rory
Playing the viola
A new book
And the little ding when a candidate gets an ActBlue donation!

Grayson Hernandez

Sr. Digital Strategist

Grayson is a Southern California native who is passionate about uplifting progressive candidates and powering grassroots movements. She specializes in digital fundraising and has years of experience spearheading email programs for Democratic organizations and Congressional PACs. Previously, she led a team of digital strategists at a Washington, D.C. digital firm. She enjoys warm weather, (real) Mexican food, and curating Spotify playlists to match her mood.

EDUCATION
B.A. Political Science, Comparative Politics Emphasis, University of California, Santa Barbara

WHAT EXCITES GRAYSON?
EOM and EOQ hauls
The "Los Angeles" Chargers (Still San Diego in my heart)
Styling a sweet fit
Catching the metro right before it arrives

David Davies

Mobile Fundraising Associate

David is a South Florida native who has experience as a fundraiser and organizer. After college, he was an organizer in Arizona and Florida during the 2018 midterms and has worked in fundraising since arriving in DC in 2019. He has experience working with local, state and federal campaigns across the country. He looks forward to helping elect more Democrats at all levels, including hopefully growing LGBTQ representation in politics.

EDUCATION
B.A., Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University

WHAT EXCITES DAVID?
Cats
Star Wars
Pride Month and anything LGBTQ

Alicia Siddiqi

Digital Associate

Alicia is a current graduate student at American University in Washington D.C. She has always been fond of politics with experience in local democratic campaigns in Virginia and work experience at a digital strategy firm supporting and advising campaigns and advocacy groups. Alicia is excited about working with progressive candidates from all backgrounds!

EDUCATION
M.A., Political Science, American University, Class of 2023
B.S., Political Science and Justice Studies, James Madison University

WHAT EXCITES ALICIA?
Progressive Candidates with diverse backgrounds
Traveling
The Kardashians

Eliana Scobey

Digital Strategist

Eliana is a New York native who joined the Grassroots Analytics team following experience at Washington, D.C. digital firms. She got her start doing grassroots campaign work for local Chicago elections. Now, she specializes in digital fundraising and is excited to use that experience to elect progressive candidates across the country at the local, state, and federal levels.

EDUCATION
B.S., Learning and Organizational Change, Political Science, Northwestern University

WHAT EXCITES ELIANA?
Chicago Sports
Reading
Tacos

Mayra Alejandra Rodriguez

Digital Associate

Mayra Alejandra was born and raised in Miami, Florida, and attended the University of Florida where she uncovered a passion to help communities of color, especially the Hispanic community through mentorship and spreading awareness. Mayra Alejandra interned on the Hill for two members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. She later became the first Communications Fellow for BOLD PAC, the campaign arm of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus where she worked on the organization's social media platforms, communications strategy, attended fundraising events, and created digital content that was used by members of the Congress and grassroots organizations. In her chill time, Mayra Alejandra enjoys practicing her photography, skating, and listening to music.

EDUCATION
B.A., Criminology; minor in Latin American Studies, University of Florida

WHAT EXCITES MAYRA?
Frank Ocean & Bad Bunny
Eucalyptus Spearmint & Mahogany Teakwood Candles
Harry Potter (She’s a Gryffindor)

Alicia Siddiqi

Digital Associate

Alicia is a current graduate student at American University in Washington D.C. She has always been fond of politics with experience in local democratic campaigns in Virginia and work experience at a digital strategy firm supporting and advising campaigns and advocacy groups. Alicia is excited about working with progressive candidates from all backgrounds!

EDUCATION
M.A., Political Science, American University, Class of 2023
B.S., Political Science and Justice Studies, James Madison University

WHAT EXCITES ALICIA?
Progressive Candidates with diverse backgrounds
Traveling
The Kardashians

Tech

Jack Struck

Full Stack Developer

Jack joins GA from a background of process optimization and development where he was most recently focused on building scalable tech solutions for the digital fundraising industry. He's excited to tackle new projects to expand technical capabilities throughout the space.

Brian Dugan

Full Stack Developer

Brian is a proud Missourian with a mission of helping progressive movements and campaigns accomplish more with less manual work. He has experience building scalable solutions to common pain points within political communications and is excited to continue improving the technology available to progressives.

EDUCATION
B.S., Business Marketing, University of Missouri
B.A., Political Science, University of Missouri

WHAT EXCITES BRIAN?
A warm sunny day
Dogs that act like cats
Policies addressing economic inequality

Enya Chen

Full Stack Developer

Enya is a Maryland native who got her start in politics volunteering with Jennifer Kitchen's Virginia state campaign. Before joining Grassroots Analytics, she worked on building fundraising software tools for digital firms and is excited to continue creating new products that will help empower progressive candidates.

EDUCATION
M.S., Computer Science, University of Michigan
B.S., Computer Science, University of Michigan

WHAT EXCITES ENYA?
New Girl
Cats that act like dogs
A freshly baked chocolate chip cookie that's crispy on the outside and soft on the inside

Claudia Shrivastava

Chief Financial Officer

Claudia is excited to join Grassroots Analytics as CFO and help grow the firm's capacity to improve fundraising for progressive causes and candidates. She has previously worked in the campaign space as well as in finance focusing on structured credit investments. She has an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Parent Company

Danny Hogenkamp

CEO and Chairman of the Board

Danny has served as CEO and Chairman of Grassroots Analytics since 2020. He manages GA's industry leading progressive consumer database and oversees GA's numerous investments. Previously, Danny founded Grassroots Analytics Campaigns in 2016, and provided data-driven strategy to hundreds of Democratic campaigns, multiple Presidential campaigns, and more than 50 members of Congress.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Sarah Elizabeth Pole

Chief Marketing Officer

Sarah Elizabeth joined GA in early 2018, when it was still somewhat in its infancy; she has enjoyed not only watching GA thrive, but takes pride in having been a part of that growth from the early onset. As someone who spent her formative years in red states, Sarah Elizabeth believes strongly in the importance of representative government, and looks forward to seeing GA continue to aid in making that a reality. A graduate of UVA's McIntire School of Commerce, Sarah Elizabeth believes that a small team is all that's necessary to be a strong catalyst for change.

Claudia Shrivastava

Chief Financial Officer

Claudia is excited to join Grassroots Analytics as CFO and help grow the firm's capacity to improve fundraising for progressive causes and candidates. She has previously worked in the campaign space as well as in finance focusing on structured credit investments. She has an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BSc in Mathematics and Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.

Ryan Dunn

Director, Operations

Hailing from Minnesota, Ryan brings diverse experience to the Grassroots Analytics team. With time spent working in Senator Klobuchar’s office, healthcare consulting, and on campaigns, he’s ready to put this experience to work helping improve fundraising capabilities for all progressive causes.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Destiny Guzmán

Deputy Technical Director

Before joining Grassroots, Destiny served as the Call Time Manager and Campaign Coordinator on Moe Brown’s Campaign for Congress. She specializes in formulating fundraising strategies for first-time candidates, curating fine-tuned donor universes, and has insight into successful fundraising approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is eager to merge her passions of campaign finance, research, advocacy, and data science to empower candidates and organizations who value people and communities first.

Carla Darrow

Human Resources Manager

Carla is a native of Ecuador who has had an interest in politics from a young age due to her father’s political career. Having participated in elections and holding a job with the state government by the age of 20 she gained early experience in the field of politics.

Emily McFadyen

Deputy Director, Operations

Emily joined the Grassroots team while studying international affairs at George Washington University. Hailing from Chicago, she brings her experience working with Representative Quigley’s office to the team. She is passionate about social justice education and is excited about the work Grassroots Analytics does to elect more diverse and progressive candidates.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Shefa Ahsan

Creative Director, GA Media

After receiving her BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Shefa knew she wanted to tell stories in a creative way. Passionate about progressive politics, she knew that one way to do this was to present campaign launch and hype videos in a new way. When she's not shooting the newest soon-to-go-viral campaign video, Shefa also freelances – fun fact, she took all of the photos you see on the GA website!

Destiny Guzmán

Deputy Technical Director

Before joining Grassroots, Destiny served as the Call Time Manager and Campaign Coordinator on Moe Brown’s Campaign for Congress. She specializes in formulating fundraising strategies for first-time candidates, curating fine-tuned donor universes, and has insight into successful fundraising approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is eager to merge her passions of campaign finance, research, advocacy, and data science to empower candidates and organizations who value people and communities first.

Meghna Shetty

Graphic Designer
Meghna is a multi-disciplinary creative with a fashion background, diving into the graphic design world to create unique outcomes with a fusion of these skillsets. As a fellow at the Career Equity and Access center at Suffolk, she actively supported efforts to engage students from underrepresented communities. Her passion for diversity and inclusion helped to increase campus outreach and she also led the development and implementation of programs that educates the Suffolk community about equity and inclusion topics in the context of the workplace and student development.
 
EDUCATION
M.A., Graphic Design, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.
BFA, Fashion Design & Technology, Pearl Academy, Mumbai, India.
 
WHAT EXCITES MEGHNA?

Pop culture and how it helps strengthen interactions with people and build connections
Photography
Animated Series
Binge watching The Office

Carla Darrow

Human Resources Manager

Carla is a native of Ecuador who has had an interest in politics from a young age due to her father’s political career. Having participated in elections and holding a job with the state government by the age of 20 she gained early experience in the field of politics.

Peola (PJ) Johnson

Office Manager

PJ joined the Grassroots team while studying Political Science at George Washington University. Hailing from Louisiana, he brings his experience working with Majority Leader Hoyer and Majority Whip Clyburn’s office to the team. His major policy areas are criminal justice reform and voting rights. He is excited about the work Grassroots Analytics does to elect more candidates who share his passion for change and progress.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Shefa Ahsan

Creative Director, GA Media

After receiving her BA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, Shefa knew she wanted to tell stories in a creative way. Passionate about progressive politics, she knew that one way to do this was to present campaign launch and hype videos in a new way. When she's not shooting the newest soon-to-go-viral campaign video, Shefa also freelances – fun fact, she took all of the photos you see on the GA website!

Destiny Guzmán

Deputy Technical Director

Before joining Grassroots, Destiny served as the Call Time Manager and Campaign Coordinator on Moe Brown’s Campaign for Congress. She specializes in formulating fundraising strategies for first-time candidates, curating fine-tuned donor universes, and has insight into successful fundraising approaches during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is eager to merge her passions of campaign finance, research, advocacy, and data science to empower candidates and organizations who value people and communities first.

Meghna Shetty

Graphic Designer
Meghna is a multi-disciplinary creative with a fashion background, diving into the graphic design world to create unique outcomes with a fusion of these skillsets. As a fellow at the Career Equity and Access center at Suffolk, she actively supported efforts to engage students from underrepresented communities. Her passion for diversity and inclusion helped to increase campus outreach and she also led the development and implementation of programs that educates the Suffolk community about equity and inclusion topics in the context of the workplace and student development.
 
EDUCATION
M.A., Graphic Design, Suffolk University, Boston, MA.
BFA, Fashion Design & Technology, Pearl Academy, Mumbai, India.
 
WHAT EXCITES MEGHNA?

Pop culture and how it helps strengthen interactions with people and build connections
Photography
Animated Series
Binge watching The Office

Carla Darrow

Human Resources Manager

Carla is a native of Ecuador who has had an interest in politics from a young age due to her father’s political career. Having participated in elections and holding a job with the state government by the age of 20 she gained early experience in the field of politics.

Interns

Kamila Cuevas

Spring Data Analyst

Kamila is a Massachusetts native pursuing a Bachelor’s in political science at Boston University. She has gotten the opportunity to work on several campaigns, and has worked as a research assistant, exploring social justice issues ranging from mass incarceration, women's reproductive rights, and voting rights. Kamila's passion for progressive politics has lead her to be an advocate for social justice in and outside of her professional life, and she is excited to join GAC and actively work to help democratic campaigns get fundraising support, to help them mobilize votes and propel democratic leaders into office.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Christopher Dorado

Spring Data Analyst

As an Arizona native, Chris is passionate about ensuring that leadership at all levels reflects the demographics of his communities. He is currently a student at Georgetown University, pursuing a major in Regional Studies in Latin America with a minor in Spanish. Having previously worked as an intern on the civic health team at the Center for the Future of Arizona, he is excited to further work with ensuring the health of democratic systems.

Sarai Arriola-Jacob

Spring Data Analyst

Sarai (she/her/hers) is a proud Atlanta native with an evident passion for community service. She is also a proud Afro Latina with African American and Honduran (Garifuna) heritage. She has served in a diverse set of roles including serving as lead Drum Major of her high school marching band, contributing content to a teen media collective, volunteering at her local library, and founding a tech startup. All of these experiences have solidified her unwavering belief in the power of service and equity. She has transferred these morals to a vigorous passion for politics and policy that promotes racial equity and growth among communities who have historically been ignored. She believes equitable campaign funding is an integral part of her life's purpose, which is to help level the political playing field and develop communities.

India Awe

Spring Data Analyst

India joins Grassroots Analytics while finishing up her last semester at American University in Washington, D.C. A Rhode Islander and lover of all things New England and the outdoors, India is passionate about climate action and sustainability. Previously, India worked as a finance intern with Joe Cunningham for Congress, where she helped the campaign set a fundraising record for congressional races in the state of South Carolina. India just spent a semester abroad in Copenhagen where she studied Danish politics and traveled through Europe.

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science; B.A. Journalism, American University

WHAT EXCITES INDIA?
Summers on the beach in Rhode Island
Really good coffee
When fast food chains release new vegetarian options

Owen Turnbull

Spring Data Analyst

Owen is a current undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. Studying both Political and Data Sciences, Owen hopes to integrate his knowledge of statistics and politics in order to assist progressive campaigns around the country. Prior to this internship, Owen worked for Maryland State Senator Ronald Young as a legislative aide. He has also worked extensively as an aid in the Maryland Senate.

WHAT EXCITES OWEN?
Seeing Progressive Victories
Drug Policy Reform
Music History
Travel

Josh Vera O'Steen

Spring Data Analyst

A proud Seattle native, Josh joins Grassroots Analytics with a strong background in statistics and previous internship experience in political consulting. He helped conduct research on legislative behavior at American University’s Center for Data Science and has done academic research on voter microtargeting. As someone who cares deeply about progressive causes, Josh is excited to be helping progressive campaigns win across the country.

Morgan Kull

Summer Data Analyst
Morgan comes to Grassroots Analytics as a Chicagoland area native excited to be a Summer Data Analyst. Currently getting her master's degree in public policy at University of Illinois at Chicago, Morgan will be putting her data skills to the test to help elect Democrats. Previously, she has worked on the legislative side of politics as an intern at the Alabama State House, in a district congressional office in Alabama, and on campaigns helping turn out voters in a variety of Illinois races (IL-06 Sean Casten, IL-14 Lauren Underwood, and a State House race).

EDUCATION
B.A., Political Science, Auburn University
M.A., Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago (Degree in progress)

WHAT EXCITES MORGAN?
First time female candidates and flipping Southern seats from red to blue
Cats, coffee, concerts
A new season of the Great British Bake Off

Owen Turnbull

Spring Data Analyst

Owen is a current undergraduate student at the University of Maryland. Studying both Political and Data Sciences, Owen hopes to integrate his knowledge of statistics and politics in order to assist progressive campaigns around the country. Prior to this internship, Owen worked for Maryland State Senator Ronald Young as a legislative aide. He has also worked extensively as an aid in the Maryland Senate.

WHAT EXCITES OWEN?
Seeing Progressive Victories
Drug Policy Reform
Music History
Travel

Josh Vera O'Steen

Spring Data Analyst

A proud Seattle native, Josh joins Grassroots Analytics with a strong background in statistics and previous internship experience in political consulting. He helped conduct research on legislative behavior at American University’s Center for Data Science and has done academic research on voter microtargeting. As someone who cares deeply about progressive causes, Josh is excited to be helping progressive campaigns win across the country.

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Chief Education Officer

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