Associate Analysts

 

Jessica Mejia
Associate Analyst

Jessica Mejia is an Associate Analyst at Lake Research Partners. She has conducted research on behalf of Democratic campaigns at the federal, state, and local level. Prior to joining LRP, Jessica worked for Benenson Strategy Group in their Washington, D.C. office. Her research portfolio included a variety of international political clients, domestic congressional and gubernatorial campaigns, and national and state issues. Born in Colombia and raised in Miami, Jessica graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Affairs, and from the George Washington University with a Master’s degree in International Affairs.

 

Jesse Kline
Associate Analyst

Jesse joined Lake Research Partners in 2015. Jesse works primarily with issue advocacy organizations, non-profits, government agencies, and foundations surrounding a range of social issues including issues of women’s leadership, seniors and aging, transportation, the environment, social security, education, children, national security, gender-based violence and harassment, healthcare, reproductive healthcare, and workplace diversity. In addition to a wide range of experience conducting quantitative and qualitative research, Jesse is also a certified focus group moderator. Prior to joining LRP, Jesse worked as a paralegal in New York City, volunteered for political campaigns in Massachusetts, and worked as an archives assistant at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College. A New Jersey native, Jesse holds a B.A. in Government and English Language and Literature from Smith College of Massachusetts.

 

Corey Teter
Associate Analyst

Corey joined Lake Research Partners in 2015. While at LRP, Corey has worked for numerous political campaigns at the federal, state, and municipal levels, as well as a host of issue advocacy organizations, labor unions, and ballot initiative campaigns. His work during the 2016 cycle includes the Lieutenant Governor’s race in Missouri, Congressional races in New York, West Virginia, Kentucky; state legislature races in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania, and Ohio, and several statewide campaigns to raise the minimum wage in Colorado and Maine. Corey’s team also specializes in several policy areas including criminal justice reform, gun policy, and drug policy reform, and is currently working as part of a national campaign to change the narrative behind America’s growing problem with over incarceration. Before moving to LRP, Corey worked as a consultant at a political fundraising firm where he assisted several clients in the United States Senate and House of Representatives, and as a field organizer for a Congressional race in his native Southern California. Corey received his master’s degree in communications and public policy from the American University in Washington DC and his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of La Verne in Southern California.

 

Hayley Cohen
Associate Analyst

Hayley joined LRP in 2017, and brings a background in research, strategic communications, and public policy to the LRP team. Before joining LRP, Hayley worked on numerous candidate campaigns in municipal and statewide races. She has worked in campaign communications, earned media, and policy research. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University.

  

Kelsey Bullis
Associate Analyst

Kelsey joined Lake Research Partners in 2018, bringing a background in public policy, psychology and environmental science to the team. Before joining LRP, Kelsey worked as a paralegal in DC. And prior to that, she worked in grassroots campaigning and environmental advocacy work. Kelsey graduated from John Carroll University with a B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and an M.A. in Environmental Sciences and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.