Meet the Team
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Aaron has been featured as an electoral systems expert on MSNBC.com, NPR, Free Speech TV, Inside Philanthropy, 80K Hours, Popular Mechanics, and has given talks across the country on voting methods. He’s written for Deadspin, USA Today Magazine, Independent Voter Network, and others. Additionally, Aaron is a licensed attorney with two additional graduate degrees in the social sciences. Aaron’s other interests include defeating lock systems, transit design, and training jiu-jitsu.
Kirsten is a development professional with experience raising funds for a variety of causes including raptor conservation and childhood literacy. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Utah, and bachelor’s of arts degrees in Political Science and Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. When she’s not working, you’ll likely find Kirsten playing with her two dogs, exploring her new city with her husband, or cooking inventive vegetarian dishes for her friends.
Caitlyn earned her master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and her bachelor’s in Spanish and Linguistics from Miami University. Before coming on board with the Center for Election Science, Caitlyn worked in the Ohio Department of Education Office of Curriculum and Assessment and at the The Ohio State University Department of Psychology. In her spare time, she loves reading, playing with her mini-schnauzer, and traveling with her husband.
Chris is a political professional based in Washington, D.C. specializing in campaign management. Most recently, Chris managed two races for U.S. Congress in Southwest Florida and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. He holds a Master of Science in Applied American Politics and Policy from Florida State University, and a Bachelor’s in International Studies in from the University of Florida. When not on the campaign trail, Chris enjoys working with his girlfriend Jane on their DC public transportation-themed blog “Raildrinks”, refereeing softball on the National Mall, and watching the Gators play on Saturdays.
In 2018, Andrea organized Fargo’s campaign to adopt approval voting, making it the first city in the U.S. to employ the method. Her current role with The Center for Election Science is to grow national chapters, advise organizers on strategy, and secure more wins nationwide. Her background is in market research, human rights, and legislative advocacy with an emphasis on indigenous causes (she is an Anishinaabe descendent of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa). Andrea is an internationally trained Yoga instructor, a fervid road tripper, and hopes to settle down in rural North Dakota learning the art of beekeeping, pollinator gardening, and prairie restoration.
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