Our Team

Ashley Koning
Ashley Koning Director, Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Ashley Koning

Director, The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling

Ashley Koning is the Director of The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. She is also currently a PhD candidate in the political science department at Rutgers, with concentrations in American politics, women and politics, and methodology. Her research interests are in American public opinion and mass behavior with a focus on framing. Additionally, she is a lecturer for the political science department at Rutgers. Ashley has co-authored book chapters on public opinion during and after Superstorm Sandy and its implications for NJ Gov. Chris Christie in a new Rutgers University Press book, "Taking Chances: The Coast after Hurricane Sandy," edited by Karen M. O’Neill and Daniel J. Van Abs, as well as co-authored a chapter analyzing Governor Christie’s leadership and legacy in “The American Governor: Power, Constraint, and Leadership in The States,” edited by David P. Redlawsk. Ashley was awarded the 2015 John Tarnai Memorial Scholarship by the Association of Academic Survey Research Organizations (AASRO) and has been the recipient of the AAPOR Student Travel Award and first ever AAPOR Student Poster Award. Prior to Rutgers, Ashley obtained a Masters in political science from Columbia University and a BA in government and music from Franklin & Marshall College.

akoning@rutgers.edu
Phone: 848-932-8940
Debra Borie-Holtz
Debra Borie-Holtz Special Projects Manager

Debra Borie-Holtz

Special Projects Manager

Dr. Debra Borie-Holtz is the Special Projects Manager for The Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling. Debbie is responsible for coordinating survey research projects for ECPIP’s outside clients including non-profits, government and academic organizations. Dr. Borie-Holtz manages the project including assessing client needs, establishing a sampling plan, developing the survey instrument, ensuring quality control of data collection operations, directing the data analysis and preparing the client deliverables. She is also on the faculty at the Bloustein School for Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. Dr. Borie-Holtz received her master’s degree in Public Affairs and Politics and her doctorate in Planning and Public Policy from the Bloustein School. She has been an instructor at Rutgers teaching writing, public policy, and method courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level since 2006.

Email: dbholtz@rutgers.edu

Gustavo Familia

Supervisor

Gustavo is a senior at the Rutgers University School of Arts and Sciences double majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology while on a Pre-Physical Therapy Track. He is aspiring to either pursue a career in the law enforcement or attend a doctoral program of physical therapy upon graduation. He has been working for the Eagleton Center for Public interest polling for about four years now and enjoys working with all his fellow colleagues. In his spare time, he enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends.
Krupa Patel
Krupa Patel Web Developer

Krupa Patel

Web Developer

Krupa Patel is currently an undergrad student at Rutgers University in the School of Arts and Science and School of Communication and Information, double majoring in Exercise Science and Information Technology and Informatics. She also has just finished two internships in summer 2017, one as a web developer intern at a Real Estate Company and other as a Project management at Physical Therapy Clinic. In her extra time, you can find Krupa enjoying vanilla chai, practicing her coding skills or learning new software/ language. Her interest includes travelling, singing and dancing. She is part of Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society at Rutgers University. After graduating, she hopes to pursue master’s degree in software development or cyber security, and work for big companies with a focus on technology.
John Capangpangan
John Capangpangan Research Assistant

John Capangpangan

Research Assistant

John Capangpangan is a student in the School of Arts and Science majoring in Political Science and French Culture with a minor in International and Global Studies. He is interested in how public institutions work with private entities to provide the public with services, he hopes to pursue such interests in Public Finance. He also has just returned from studying abroad at l'Institute d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, or better known as Sciences Po, where he studied political science and economics subjects in french. In his extra time you can find John enjoying an espresso practicing his French or with a good book. After graduating he hopes to pursue a masters in international economic policy, and work either in banking or diplomacy with a focus on transnational business.
William Young
William Young Research Assistant

William Young

Research Assistant

Will is a graduate research assistant with the Eagleton Center for Public Interest Polling and is also completing his PhD in political science at Rutgers. Substantively, his work sits at the intersection of law and political behavior, with a regional focus on the Americas. Before coming to Rutgers, Will earned his M.A. from Vanderbilt University and his B.A. from Gardner-Webb University.